Promotion of British Values
As a school we promote an undertsanding of British values, these include:
- 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.
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.
Every year the children spend a day researching Mardi Gras to deepen their understanding of how different countries/communities prepare for Lent. This year the children enjoyed making masks and listening to music.
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'.
Other Faith's Week
Each year, we take a look at other faiths and focus on a particular aspect. This year, we focussed on how different religions look at artwork and reproduced some aspects of our own.
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.
The Queen's Jubilee
This year we were fortunate enough to get to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee and we did so in style! The weather was kind and we got dressed up and tasted some yummy food in our phases. We also made some super crowns and sang the national anthem together.