As a school we have a set of values and expectations which form a core part of what we do each day in school. In accordance with expectations from the Department of Education we aim to actively promote British values to help ensure that our pupils are prepared for and appreciate life in modern Britain.
There are several key elements that define British Values. Elements are either explicitly taught or developed or form an integral and continuous part of what we do.
|Value||How is this developed?|
|Democracy||Throughout school life there are many times when we share ideas and information about democracy - i.e. at times of general, local and overseas elections. We also offer opportunities for the pupils to experience part of a democratic process. This will include voting in class, voting for house captains, or voting for school councillors. The elected school council meets regularly to hear views and collectively consider and take action. Parents’ voices are welcomed and encouraged through Parent’s Forum and through becoming a parent Governor.|
|Rule of law||We have a clear set of expectations and rules - ‘our Golden Rules’ which are continuously reinforced. Our Golden Rules are displayed and regularly referenced. The pupils also learn about the benefits, rewards and the consequences of breaking rules.|
|Individual liberty||Within the safe and supportive school environment pupils are encouraged to express themselves and make choices. They are also taught the importance of responsibility. Children are strongly encouraged to develop independence in learning and to think for themselves.|
|Mutual respect||Pupils are encouraged to start by respecting themselves and showing respect to each other. Respect is also strongly encouraged by valuing achievements of all – in class, at play and in assembly. Our Golden Rules and expectations of good manners and politeness are also key in this area.|
|Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs||Through our PSHE, RE general curriculum and assemblies we learn about the beliefs and faiths of others and the importance of tolerance and understanding.|