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British Values

In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.
The Key Values are:

  • democracy

  • rule of law

  • individual liberty

  • mutual respect

  • tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

Democracy.

  • Children involved in Democratic processes: e.g. choosing team names, councillors, school rules, class charter, tribes.
  • Pupils involved in the recruitment of staff.
  • Strong pupil voice e.g. pupil focus group for new lunchtime food and systems.
  • Democracy linked assemblies.
  • Links with local MPs, Councillors and City Mayor who visit the school and speak to the pupils.
  • Governor/pupil focus groups.

Mutual Respect.

  • A school culture which celebrates diversity.
  • Positive relationships encouraged and modelled, pupil – pupil, adult – pupil, adult—adult.
  • R.E curriculum.
  • Anti-bullying week.
  • Schools Sport Partnership.
  • Supporting charity days.
  • Remembrance Day commemorations.
  • Class charters.
  • School of Sanctuary

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.

  • The Five Ways of Wellbeing 
  • R.E. curriculum.
  • Equalities policies.
  • Bigfest– world vision dance.

Rule of Law.

  • School Behaviour policy – all stakeholders are aware of the policy and it is understood and followed.
  • Pupils have regular opportunities to reflect e.g. learning, their behaviour, across the curriculum.
  • Yr6 Crime and Punishment across the ages culminating in the children understanding their responsibilities within the law and speaking to the Youth Offending Team.
  • Yr6 attendance at Crucial Crew.
  • Pupil interviews on behaviour.
  • Assemblies with a focus linked to the law e.g. school rules, Parliament etc.
  • Tribes and class charters.

Individual Liberty.

  • Pupils roles in school e.g. Science Ambassadors and Sports Council 
  • Understanding responsibility in school in terms of behaviour and learning attitude.
  • Pupils encouraged to make choices in a safe and supportive environment within and beyond school.
  • School values are known and articulated by school community members.
  • Assemblies reflect British Values 
  • Values displayed around the school and evident in action.
  • Home / school agreements.
  • Celebration assembly.
  • E-safety.
  • Extra Curricula activities choices.
  • Class charters.
  • Financial awareness– e.g. stalls, Christmas bazaar. 
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