Promotion of British Values

As a school we promote an undertsanding of British values, these include:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

As a result of our promotion of British values,  pupils are expected to gain: 

  • An understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process
  • An appreciation that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for their wellbeing and safety
  • An understanding that there is a separation of power between the executive and the judiciary, and that while some public bodies such as the police and the army can be held to account through Parliament, others such as the courts maintain independence
  • An understanding that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law
  • An acceptance that other people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour
  • An understanding of the importance of identifying and combating discrimination

Below are some of the things we do in our school to encourage the promotion of British values.

Spotlight Days

Throughout the year we have a number of 'Spotlight Days'. The focus of these can range from Rights Respecting Events, Odd Socks Day, Wellbeing Week and St Joseph's day as a few examples.

No Outsiders Project

Our school uses the 'No Outsiders' scheme which actively teaches the Equality Act in primary schools. The scheme is delivered through a series of books, which are used at an age apropriate level to promote discussion about equality in all sections of our community.

Carnival Day

This year the children spent a day researching Mardi Gras to deepen their understanding of how different countries/communities prepare for Lent. The children enjoyed creating masks and learning dance routines.

Lent

As part of our Lenten work, each class spent time reflecting on the life of a refugee. This included packing a bag with items they could not life without and going on a  'Refugee Walk'.

St George's Day

During a whole school assembly, the children learnt about St George and discovered some interesting facts about the English Patron Saint.  St George is also the Patron Saint of Scouting.  Our children were invited to come to school on 23rd April dressed in their Scouting and Guiding uniforms.

Grandparents' Day

The scene was set; the bunting hung, the flags were flying and the traditional English rain had made an appearance. Grandparents were excitedly led to their grandchild's classroom for a busy afternoon celebrating the Queen's 90th Birthday! Crowns were made, pin cushions were sewn, portraits were painted, family trees were researched; each celebrating different aspects of the Queen's life. Towards the end of the afternoon both halls were packed where old and young shared stories and enjoyed a street party.

The Queen would have been honoured to witness the smiles on the children's faces as they proudly sang the National Anthem whilst standing alongside their grandparents.

 

Keep watching for more information on how we will be celebrating the Queen's Jubilee.

 

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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Woodford Lane, Winsford, Cheshire CW7 2JS

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