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British Values

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:

  • democracy

  • rule of law

  • individual liberty

  • mutual respect

  • tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.

School celebrates the main religious festivals of all the main religions and pupils are encouraged to share their experiences with pupils in assembly and within the classroom.

 

Key events on the calendar are celebrated- for example- harvest, bonfire night, Halloween, Remembrance, Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s day, May Day, St. George’s day.

 

Local and national elections are opportunities for pupils to find out more about democracy and we are lucky to have a local Councillor on our local Governing committee to help us-see YouTube channel.

 

Pupils are keen to support charitable causes. These include harvest when pupils donated food for the local food banks, Race for Life, Children in Need to name a few. We encourage pupils to support and help those less fortunate than themselves.

 

Votes for schools

The school has adopted Votes for Schools, an online voting platform that gives all our pupils a better knowledge of current affairs.  It embodies British principles and helps prepare our pupils for life in a democratic society.

 

How does it work?

Each week the children are presented with a question in their year group assembly.  Information regarding the topic in question (which is usually related to the latest news or key topics such as anti-bullying) is given and the different viewpoints are shared with the pupils to allow them to debate and form their opinions.

 

Every Wednesday, the vote of Yes/No is taken in each class and this information is collated.  This shows us what our children's views are, how they compare to local and national views of other children, and our vote contribution will support further action to be taken.

 

 

 

 

Celebrating the Royal wedding.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

 

All children enjoyed activities linked to the Royal family and the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan.  The children took part in researching the family history to create a family tree, colouring flags, finding facts on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and Year 6 created a watercolour portrait of Meghan in the style of the artist Agnes Cecile.   The lunchtime staff also joined in the festivities and presented a banquet fit for the Royals. 

 

To everyone's surprise, we had unexpected guests... with the arrival of the Royal family.  A rather grand time was had by all.

 

Celebrating the birth of the 'Bard'.

 

As April is the birth month of William Shakespeare, Year 6 celebrated by creating a piece of artwork to commemorate him.   They used a range of materials to create a collage including phrases from Macbeth which were strategically placed in the 'mind' of the portrait of William Shakespeare. 

   

 

 

The Suffragettes

 

At our school, we are proud to celebrate the achievements of others, both past and present.  As this year was 100 years since suffragette, Emily Davison, died campaigning for women's rights, an assembly was led by Mrs Lewis on her incredible journey.  Children were able to empathise with the struggles that women faced and were actively involved in expressing their views about the right to everyone being treated equally.

 

 

 

If you would like to know more about the Suffragettes then please click on the link below:-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/22766676

Celebrating Diwali

 

Promoting mutual respect at part of our British values.

 

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