“We want every school to promote the basic British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs.” Lord Nash
A key part of our plan for education is to ensure children become valuable and fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and leave school fully prepared for life in modern Britain.
• The Rule of Law
• Individual Liberty
• Mutual Respect
• Tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs
Democracy is embedded within the life of the school. Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our School council, voting system. The children decide which children will be on the council for the academic year,
this also leads to the children being on the interview panel for new teachers and Teaching assistants.
Our school Positive learning and behaviour policy involves class rules; these are displayed in each classroom.
Also in each classroom the children vote on a Monday morning which job they would like their peers to do throughout the week.
The Rule of Law:
The importance of rules, whether they be those that the class and the school abide by are consistently
reinforced by all during every school day.
Children are taught the value and reasons behind rules with this comes an understanding which is reinforced of the consequences of these being broken.
Visits from pillars of the community such as the Police; Fire Service etc. are part of our curriculum and help to
reinforce this message.
Within school, children are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for the children to make safe choices, through the provision of a safe environment and empowering education.
Children are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advise how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety, PSHE lessons and boys & girls group.
These sessions provides all children and adults a safe platform from which children can express their views about a
range of issues, knowing that these views will be respected and listened to.
Both the children and staff foster a mutual respect for one another, we do this by explaining the importance of values such as sharing and respecting each other’s opinions.
We also create an ethos of inclusivity by ensuring all of our children are engaged with the wider community.
We do this by organising regular trips out & about e.g. to the local park and the local garden centre, we then give the children opportunities to reflect on their experiences.
Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs:
This is achieved through enhancing pupils understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by
giving them opportunities to experience such diversity.
Assemblies and discussions involving prejudices and prejudice-based bullying have been followed and supported by
learning in RE and PSHE.
The school gives high profile to designated Religious Education days that run through all the year groups within the school.