|Our Promotion Of British Values In School|
Our promotion of British values in school
The government set out their definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy. These were reinforced in Sept 2014. These new regulations will sit alongside the requirements of the Equalities Act, which also applies to all types of school.
Schools will be expected to focus on, and be able to show, how our work with pupils is effective in embedding fundamental British values.
Promoting British values at Shiney Row Primary School
The Department for Education’s five-part definition of British values is:
• the rule of law
• individual liberty
• mutual respect
• tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
At Shiney Row, children will encounter these principles throughout everyday school life and the curriculum which is mapped in detail across the whole school. Staff also promote British Values through weekly Information Station sessions where current news items are explored. Listed below are some examples of how we promote British values in our school community:
Pupil voice is important at Shiney Row. Our pupil elected school council are elected by their class peers and are involved in making our school a better place to learn and pupil questionnaires and interviews are also conducted throughout the year.
The Rule of Law
Our pupils will encounter rules and laws throughout their entire lives. We want our pupils to understand that whether these laws govern the class, the school, the neighbourhood or the country, they are set for good reasons and must be adhered to.
Throughout the year we welcome visits from members of the wider community including police, the fire brigade and many more. We believe that clear explanations and real life stories emphasise the importance of the rule of law for our pupils.
We work hard to create a positive culture in our school, so that children are in a safe environment where choices and freedoms are encouraged. We encourage children to choose tasks that will challenge them, giving them more freedom to determine their own learning.
Mutual respect is at the core of our school life. Students learn to treat each other, staff and property with respect. This is evident when walking around school and in the classrooms.
Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
At Shiney Row we offer a culturally rich and diverse curriculum in which all major religions are studied and respected. We strongly believe that tolerance is gained through knowledge and understanding. Through our curriculum and the routines of our daily school life, we demonstrate tolerance and help children to become knowledgeable and understanding citizens who can build a better Britain for the future.