Promoting British Values

In 2011, the government defined British Values as democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.  We promote these values through our own school values, curriculum and enrichment activities.

Value

How We Promote It

Democracy

Links to school values:
Respect
Tolerance
Understanding

UN CRC Article 12:  Children have the right to say what they think should happen, when adults are making decisions that affect them, and to have their opinions taken into account.

  • We have an elected School Council.  This is used as an opportunity to promote and teach about democracy and the electoral process.
  • We encourage volunteerism in and out of school.  This includes things like ABC’s (Anti-Bullying Champions), Maths Buddies, lunch helpers, and also raising money for local and national charities. 
  • Democracy has been promoted through school elections where children have been involved in voting for a new school motto as well as house and vice house captains.
  • Democracy is also promoted through class voting for school council representatives and additional PSHE lessons and assemblies. 
  • Children are taught about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and learn to respect their rights and the rights of others.

The rule of law

Links to school values:
Respect
Co-operation
Courage

UN CRC Article 19:  Governments should ensure that children are properly cared for, and protect them from violence, abuse and neglect by their parents, or anyone else who looks after them.

  • We have high expectations about pupil conduct and this is reflected in our Behaviour Policy.  There are rewards for exhibiting good and caring  behaviour and consistent demonstration of our values is recognised through certificates and New End Stars.
  • Through our school assemblies, circle time and PSHE children are taught how to earn trust and respect and are supported to develop a strong sense of morality; knowing right from wrong and doing the right thing even when it’s difficult.
  • Children are taught about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and learn to respect their rights and the rights of others.
  • The school has agreed school rules and classes have either rules or class charters.

 

Individual liberty

Links to school values:
Respect
Courage

UN CRC Article 31:  All children have a right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of activities.

UN CRC Article 15:  Children have the right to meet together and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights.

  • Children are taught about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and learn to respect their rights and the rights of others.
  • Through our school values and the SEAL PSHE program, children are taught about personal responsibility, choices, ambition and aspiration.  They are encouraged to take opportunities to follow their interests in art, music, sport etc.
  • SEAL has specific units relating to individual liberty including ‘Good To Be Me !’
  • Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, including on-line.  This is done through computing lessons, assemblies and outside organisations such as the NSPCC, as well as through the PSHE curriculum.

Mutual respect

Links to school values:
Respect
Friendship
Co-operation

UN CRC Article 2:  The Convention applies to everyone whatever their race, religion, abilities, whatever they think or say and whatever type of family they come from.

UN CRC Article 30:  Children have a right to learn and use the language and customs of their families, whether these are shared by the majority of people in the country or not.

  • We have high expectations about pupil conduct and this is reflected in our Behaviour Policy and Equality Policy. 
  • Children are taught about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and learn to respect their rights and the rights of others.
  • Through our school’s values, SEAL scheme, PSHE and circle time children are taught to respect each other, to be cooperative and collaborative, be supportive and to look for similarities while being understanding of differences.  The school is recognised as a Stonewall Champion.
  • The SEAL theme of ‘Getting on and Falling Out’ explores these issues well.
  • Year Five children are trained as ABC’s  Anti-Bullying Champions.
  • Mutual respect is also promoted through additional PSHE lessons and assemblies.  A range of specific assemblies were delivered focusing on helping other pupils to understand specific special needs.
  • Children are taught about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and learn to respect their rights and the rights of others.
  • The school has a Language of the Month to celebrate the diversity of language spoken throughout the school.

Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs

Links to school values:
Respect
Tolerance/Understanding

UN CRC Article 14:  Children have the right to think and believe what they want, and to practise their religion, as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights. Parents should guide their children on these matters.

  • We have high expectations about pupil conduct and this is reflected in our Behaviour Policy and Equality Policy. 
  • Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs is promoted through the Syllabus for Religious Education.  Children learn about different religions, their beliefs, places of worship and festivals. 
  • This is supplemented by assemblies which also mark and celebrate significant religious festivals such as Christmas, Ramadan and Diwali.
  • Visits are made to places of worship.
  • Children are taught about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and learn to respect their rights and the rights of others.

 

 

Term

SEAL theme
Every other year focus

Value

Related values

1

New beginnings

Friendship

Thoughtfulness, caring

2

Getting on and falling out

Co-operation

Patience, understanding

3

Going for goals

Responsibility

Rights, trust

4

Good to be me

Honesty

Trust, humility

5

Relationships

Respect

Tolerance, understanding

6

Changes

Courage

Hope,

 

 

   
 
   
 
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