British Values - democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance
British values are important in our school. There are many ways they can be seen in action:
- Our class rules encourage respect for each other and our learning environment. We have high expectations of learning behaviours which promotes respect for each other.
- Children learn the British Values, have discussions about their meaning and why they are important and think about how they are seen in school. Each class has an interactive display showing the British Values on which they gather ideas of where British Values can be seen in school.
- School council (a group of class representatives who have been democratically voted in) meets weekly to discuss issues, make decisions and organise events.
- School council reps meet with our locality schools to share ideas and plan events together.
- The use of ‘talk partners’ and group work allows children to work together in harmony with others, regardless of differences in attainment or gender.
- Peer mentoring and Sports Crew initiatives encourage mutual respect.
- British values are also covered in assemblies and PSCHE.
- Through our RE curriculum, children learn about different faiths, cultures, traditions, beliefs, families, ways of life, festivals and special days.
- Children share their own experiences of their own faith in school.
- Different faith celebrations are detailed on the assembly rota so whoever is taking assembly that day or week themes their assembly around this.
- We are investigating a twinning project with a school in Spain.
- We take part in national events, like the Queen’s birthday celebrations, Sports Relief, Jeans for Genes and Children in Need, by holding events of our own.