British Values

British Values Statement

At Front Street Primary School we value the diversity of backgrounds of all pupils, families and wider school community.

The Department for Education states that there is a need:

“To create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs”.

Our school reflects British values in all that we do. We aim to nurture our children on their journey through life so they can grow into safe, caring, democratic, responsible and tolerant adults who make a positive difference to British society and to the world and the wider world.

At Front Street, we actively promote British values in the following ways:

What is meant by British values?

Learning about British values forms a key part of children’s spiritual, moral, cultural and social education. All children are expected to develop an understanding and appreciation of:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Civil liberty
  • Respect and tolerance of those with different beliefs and faiths

What do children need to learn about in relation to these values?

  • The democratic process, which allows citizens to influence decision making.
  • British law, which protects and helps citizens.
  • The relationship between parliament and bodies such as the police and the courts.
  • The legal right all citizens have to choose and hold different beliefs.
  • The promotion of tolerance.
  • The importance of working to stop discrimination.

How should we help our children prepare for adult life as citizens of Britain?

  • Develop their self-confidence and self esteem.
  • Develop their understanding of right and wrong, and their respect for the law.
  • Encourage them to take responsibility for their behaviour.
  • Encourage involvement in the community and wider society.
  • Encourage respect for the public services and institutions of Britain.
  • Promote tolerance of and respect for all cultures and faiths.
  • Encourage participation in the democratic process.

How does our school develop children’s understanding of British values?     further breakdown of year group coverage here 

Key ideaHow this is taught/developed
The democratic process, which allows citizens to influence decision making.·         Children are involved in class elections for school councillors.

·         Children completed work on the 2016 EU referendum, with classes holding their own ‘elections’.

British law, which protects and helps citizens.

 

·         Children visit Safetyworks, where they learn about how the law works in relation to arrests, convictions etc. They learn about how anti-social behaviour affects victims.
The relationship between parliament and bodies such as the police and the courts.·
The legal right all citizens have to choose and hold different beliefs.

 

·         The RE curriculum has been developed to cover different faiths. Central to all RE work is the idea that faith is a choice and everyone is entitled to make their own decisions about what they believe. See separate documentation for more specific curriculum information.

·         Children’s work on the UNCRC includes the right to religious freedom without persecution.

 

The promotion of tolerance.

 

·         Children visit Churches, Gurdwaras, Temples etc.

·         RE lessons promote tolerance of all faiths, and multi-faith work highlights the similarities different faiths can have. See separate documentation for more specific curriculum information.

·         Daily collective worship

The importance of working to stop discrimination.·         UNCRC work promotes the rights of all children.
Develop their self-confidence and self esteem.

 

·         Children are helped to develop a ‘growth mindset’, which promotes resilience and positivity in relation to their learning.

·         Children are rewarded for achievements in a number of ways, including ‘dojo points’ and class stampers, golden assembly, special awards from teachers and SLT and positive communications with parents via Seesaw.

·         The school aims and ethos

Develop their understanding of right and wrong, and their respect for the law.

 

·         Children visit Safetyworks, where they learn about how the law works in relation to arrests, convictions etc. They learn about how anti-social behaviour affects victims.

·         Daily collective worship

·         The school aims and ethos

Encourage them to take responsibility for their behaviour.

 

·         Promotion of good behaviour through positive rules and class charters. (see also behaviour policy)

·         The school aims and ethos

 

Encourage involvement in the community and wider society.

 

·         Children take part in inter-school sporting activities.

·         The school aims and ethos

·         Work with local Churches, for example Harvest Festival food collections to support food banks.

·         LPPA works effectively with parents and carers to help support their child’s learning from Nursery through to Year 6.

·         Children participate in annual community events which support the partnership between the community and school e.g Rotary Easter Egg Hunt.

·         Children who are RRSA and School Council representatives have the opportunity to be involved in decision making which effects the wider community e.g. litter pick in Whickham park.

·         Designated children attend meetings for the Young Council to discuss local issues.

·         Local providers are encouraged to visit school to share their knowledge about their profession e.g the Dentist talking to children about the importance of daily dental care.

Encourage respect for the public services and institutions of Britain.

 

·         Children visit Safetyworks, where they learn about the work of the emergency services.

·         Children receive visits from the Fire Service to promote fire safety.

Promote tolerance of and respect for all cultures and faiths.

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·         The RE curriculum has been developed to cover different faiths. Central to all RE work is the idea that faith is a choice and everyone is entitled to make their own decisions about what they believe.

·         Children’s work on the UNCRC includes the right to religious freedom without persecution.

·         Daily collective worship

Encourage participation in the democratic process·         Children are involved in class elections for school councillors.

·         Children completed work on the 2016 EU referendum, with classes holding their own ‘elections’.

 

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