Promoting British Values
We actively 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.
How we promote British Values through our curriculum and curriculum-enhancing activities:
- Daily collective worship/assembly
- British values promoted through assemblies cover topical news items, special events, and religious festivals e.g. community reaction to flooding, immigration, Olympics, the election, the Oxford/Cambridge Boat Race, School Council elections, Diwali, Eid, Christmas, Easter, Jubilee/Monarchy etc.
- PHSE taught weekly in all classes: New Beginnings, Good to be Me, Say No to Bullying, Relationships, Getting On and Falling Out, Changes, Sex and Relationships Education, Drugs Education in Years 5 and 6
- Anti-Bullying Week annually
- Celebrating Black History Month annually
- School Council Elections
- World Autism Day
- Careers Week for KS2
- RE curriculum e.g. Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Islam, Judaism
- History curriculum e.g. local area, Britain in the 2nd World War, Invaders and Settlers, ancient civilisations and their legacy in Britain, Tudor Britain
- Study of famous Britons e.g. monarchs, scientists, mathematicians e.g. Alan Turing in Year 6
- Childline assembly and workshops for Years 5 and 6
- School ethos and behaviour policy which promotes tolerance and mutual respect of everyone including those with different faiths and beliefs, language of choice which promotes individual liberty
- Charity work involving the whole school – Shooting Star CHASE
- Children working as volunteers within school, holding positions of responsibility: EYFS play buddies, door monitors, playground monitors, wet play monitors, librarians, School Councillors, Fruit Tuck Shop monitors, assembly monitors, ICT monitors, PE monitors etc.
- Children’s opinions being canvassed (surveys) in order to make an active contribution to decisions within school e.g. playground equipment and design, writing to the council about the state of the back alley, what clubs they would like etc. thereby teaching the idea of democracy
- Y6 participation in the Youth Parliament Elections, Y6 trip to Parliament to learn about democracy