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British Values School Policy

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Learning TOGETHER, Rooted in GOD

Our Values Policy can be found HERE


 

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

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 that meets each week. This is used as an opportunity to promote and teach about democracy and the electoral process. The council drives areas of school improvement.

§  We encourage volunteerism in and out of school. This includes things like the School Council, sports leaders, ICT support, lunch helpers, and also raising money for local and national charities.

§  Pupils are always listened to by adults and are taught to listen carefully and respect the right of every individual to have their opinions and voices hear. We encourage pupils to take ownership of their school and learning.

§  The beginnings of democracy are taught through historical research of the Ancient Greece civilisation.

§  Democracy is also promoted through additional PSHE lessons and assemblies.

§  Pupils help influence teaching through Pupil Surveys and specific subjects councils, e.g. (The Creative Arts Council)

§  Opportunities for visits and visitors are planned in on an annual cycle, for example, mayoral visits.

The rule of law

Links to school values: Respect
Forgiveness
Truth and Trust
Self-control

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 such things as ‘Star of the Week’. Children are also taught about consequences for bad behaviour through loss of golden time or playtimes.

· 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.

Rules are also taught through PE and extra-curricular activities, where there is a respect and appreciation for different rules

 · The local police officer / PCSO visit the school to talk to the children and explain about their role in society.

Through our RE sessions, children are taught basic rules for living, including those that are set out in the Bible. They also explore the commandments of other faiths.

Individual liberty

Links to school values:
Respect
 

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.

· Through our school values and the PSHE programme, 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.

· The PSHE Schemes of Work (Live Well, Learn Well) has specific units relating to individual liberty including ‘Being Different’

· Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, including online. This is done through computing lessons, assemblies and outside organisations such as the NSPCC, as well as through the PSHE curriculum.

At certain times, children are allowed to access their own choice of learning materials of personal targets set for improvement

Mutual respect

Links to school values: Respect
Friendship
Forgiveness

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, collective worship, 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 PSHE theme of ‘Anti-bullying’ and ‘Taking Part’ explore these issues well.

· Mutual respect is also promoted through additional PSHE lessons and assemblies. A range of specific assemblies are delivered focusing on helping other pupils to understand specific special needs.

Disability Awareness Week held each year, teaches the children to respect all people

Anti-bullying week held annually

Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs

Links to school values: Respect
Love

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, Diversity and Cohesion 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. The children’s work on this subject or whole school learning in assemblies is often displayed in the classrooms or around the school.

· This is supplemented by assemblies which also mark and celebrate significant religious festivals such as Ramadan and Diwali.

· Visits are made by local religious leaders and children have the opportunity to visit places of worship.

Activities undertaken (such as mosque visits) during ‘Multi-cultural week’ highlight the need for tolerance and respect

 

Spiritual, Moral, Cultural and Social Calendar  

Dates

Events

Aims

Late September

Harvest Festival

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Our whole school is invited to collect food and celebrate Harvest in a shared act of collective thanks and worship

Spiritual, Moral (Mutual Respect)

· To understand the importance of Harvest

· To understand how we can support those who are in need

· To promote collaborative partnerships with the local community

Mid November

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Remembrance Service

 

The whole school community join in a collective act of worship commemorating those who lost their lives in the service of their country

Years 5 and 6 visit Bilsborrow War Memorial

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (Mutual Respect and Tolerance)

· To help children understand the importance of commemoration

Mid November

Police visit for reception and year 1

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Children engage with the police and learn how to stay safe on the roads. They learn the basics of rules for the roads.

Moral and Social (Rule of Law)

To help children understand how to stay safe and the rules of the road

Mid November

Anti-bullying week
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This year’s theme recognises the fact that children with special needs and disabilities (SEND) are more likely to be bullied. Children will be engaging in a range of activities all week.

Social and Moral (Mutual Respect)

· To reinforce our school anti bullying ethos
· To ensure children understand the specific issues children with SEND may face
· To ensure all children are equipped to recognise and challenge bullying behaviours

December

Advent and Christmas

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Whole school will take part in a range of activities including a Nativity Play and acts of collective worship. We also look at how Christmas is celebrated in other countries and use this as a MFL opportunity i.e. how celebrated in France

Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural (Tolerance)

To reflect upon and understand the true meaning of Christian faith

To understand how Christmas is celebrated in another country

Mid December

Mayoral Assembly

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Moral, Social, Cultural (Democracy / Rule of Law)

To understand the role of Councillors

To understand more of the role of government

January (New Year)

New Year Resolutions Assemblies

Moral, Cultural (Individual Liberty)

To set personal targets for the year ahead

To review the previous year

February

National E-safety Week

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The children took part in assemblies about how to stay safe online

They also took part in a series of activities in class that taught them rules for internet safety

Social, Moral (Rule of law)

To understand how to stay safe on the internet

To know rules for staying safe and being respectful on the internet

Mid June

Multi-cultural week

All children will visit a mosque.

KS2 children will visit an Indian Restaurant.

KS2 children will partake in African drumming sessions

All children will learn Indian Art skills

All children will learn about other cultures through the unit ‘Multi-cultural Christianity’

Cultural (Tolerance of other faiths and beliefs)

To respect people who hold faiths different to their own

To prepare children for living in a multi-cultural and diverse Britain

Late May

Disability Awareness Week

All children will complete a range of activities in class linked to disabilities

A representative from the Guide Dogs Association will lead an assembly

James (amputee) will run workshops for each class (wheelchairs / blindfolds)

Social (Mutual Respect)

To understand that other people may have different needs to ourselves

To understand how to treat those with disabilities