Promoting Fundamental British Values:
In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain.
Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.
The Key Values are:
• rule of law
• individual liberty
• mutual respect
• tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
These values are taught explicitly through RE, Forest Schools and PSHE but consistently reinforced in all areas of our very broad and balanced curriculum. We also follow the Derbyshire PSHE curriculum which is taught each week in discrete lesson.
Each class decides its own class rules, rewards and sanctions.
We have a School Council and Sports Council who meet regularly to discuss issues raised by class councils and discuss ways to improve the school. Every member is voted for by their peers.
Each school council member has a specific role to promote.
Children have an annual questionnaire where they are able to put forward their views about the school.
Rule of Law:
The importance of laws, whether they are those that govern the class, the school or the country are consistently reinforced at both schools.
Pupils are taught from an early age the rules of the school. These are classroom rules, playground rules and safety rules. They are taught the value and reasons behind these rules and laws that govern an protect us. They are taught the responsibility that this involves and the consequences when rules are broken. Visits from authorities such as the police and fire brigade reinforce these messages.
Pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe, supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young people to make informed choices. Simple choices such as extra-curricular activities are always applied as is a predominantly child-led curriculum.
Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedom and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through E-Safety, safety assemblies, PSHE lessons and Forest Schools. They also learn how famous people of the past have used their freedom and rights in our assemblies based on influential people in history.
Mutual respect is at the heart of our values. Children learns that their behaviour have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community treat with other with respect.
Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs:
We actively promote diversity through our celebrations of different faiths and cultures in our curriculum and assemblies. We learn songs, listen to music and debate current affairs from around the world and have links with an inner city school. We use displays to promote knowledge and appreciation of other faiths and beliefs.
We also have multi-cultural theme days built in to our annual planner where we often invite guests
In addition to the curriculum please see the document attached that lists others ways we contribute to the British values education: