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British Values

We encourage pupils to respect the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance with those of different faiths and beliefs. Partisan political views are not promoted. We take reasonably practicable steps to offer a balance presentation of opposing views.

Democracy 

  • Children involved in the democratic process—voting in a student councillor 
  • Links with a local councillor and member of parliament to improve topic work 
  • Year 5/6 visit Houses of Parliament. Teaching unit on Democracy in the Spring Term 
  • Children know their views count, value each other’s views and values and talk about their feelings 
  • Everyone has a voice

Rule of Law 

  • School behaviour policy—consistently used across the school 
  • Reflections opportunities through the use of the school bulletin and assemblies—Mondays led by the Headteacher and Deputy 
  • Parent/carers questionnaires about behaviour/safety 
  • Police visits - safety and to understand the law 
  • Assemblies led by the police on use of fireworks/ bon-fire safety 
  • Termly pupil interviews where expectations are set 
  • Staff ensure that children understand their own and others’ behaviour and its consequences, and learn to distinguish right from wrong 
  • Children create the rules and the codes of behaviour for their class 

Mutual respect 

  • Social, Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) taught across all year groups as part of the curriculum 
  • Positive relationships modelled and encouraged through and outside the curriculum 
  • PTA—parents and teachers working together for the school community 
  • Competitive and fair sporting activities are encouraged. 
  • Lunch bunch pupils supporting other pupils at lunchtimes 
  • Topics based on ‘learning about our community’ (English Heritage). 
  • Assemblies and bulletins that reinforce our values through the school’s five words 

Personal responsibility and liberty 

  • Careers week 
  • Home School Agreement 
  • School ethos and values assemblies 
  • Reflection on learning and behaviour 
  • High expectations 
  • We all lead our own learning through hav-ing a growth mindset—positive sense of what can be achieved

Tolerance of culture, faith and others 

  • Celebration of religious festivals 
  • Displays that increase awareness of other cultures 
  • Appreciation of other cultures 
  • School diary and calendar recognises culture and faith of others 
  • RE curriculum (each phase visiting different places of worship and representatives from religious groups en-couraged to talk to the children 
  • Resources are used that challenge gender, cultural and racial stereotyping