Britishness

Value

  How we promote it

Democracy

Links to school values:

Respect

  • We have an elected School Council. This is used as an opportunity to promote and teach about democracy and the electoral process.
  • We encourage volunteerism in and out of school. This includes sports leaders, and also raising money for local and national charities. 
  • The beginnings of democracy are taught through historical research of the Ancient Greece civilisation. Democracy is also promoted through additional PSHE lessons and assemblies.
  • Each Year Group hold auditions for their Year Group productions.
  • Children are involved in Pupil Surveys

The Rule of Law

Links to school values:

Respect

Excellence

  • We have high expectations about pupil conduct and this is reflected in our Behaviour Policy. There are rewards for exhibiting good and caring behaviour and consistent demonstration of our values is recognised through such things as ‘Stars’ assemblies.
  • Through our school assemblies, circle time and PSHE, children are taught how to earn trust and respect and are supported to develop a strong sense of morality; knowing right from wrong and doing the right thing even when it’s difficult.
  • The local police officer / PCSO visits the school to talk to the children and explain about their role in society. We participate in the Crucial Crew programme which includes activities to understand basic crime prevention and community safety.
  • Year 6 children take part in Bikeability.
  • There is anti-bullying education throughout the year. Children are taught to understand bullying and its consequences.
  • Through E-safety, children learn how to behave in the digital world.

Individual Liberty

Links to school values:

Respect

Self-Belief

Excellence

  • Through our school values and the PSHE program, children are taught about personal responsibility, choices, ambition and aspiration. They are encouraged to take opportunities to follow their interests in art, music, sport etc.
  • Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, including on-line. This is done through computing lessons as part of Esafety, assemblies and outside organisations such as the NSPCC, as well as through the PSHE curriculum.
  • The whole school visit the Coram Life Education Caravan annually (see website) and participate in their programme which helps young children to make responsible and healthy choices.
  • There is anti-bullying education throughout the year.

Mutual Respect

Links to school values:

Repect

Teamwork

  • We have high expectations about pupil conduct and this is reflected in our Behaviour Policy.
  • Through our school’s values, PSHE and circle time, children are taught to respect each other, to be cooperative and collaborative, be supportive and to look for similarities while being understanding of differences.
  • Mutual respect is also promoted through additional PSHE lessons and assemblies.
  • Adults model respectful behaviour.
  • We have visitors in assembly from the local community.
  • The school is involved in fundraising events.
  • Children are encouraged to work in pairs and mixed groups in their lessons.
  • Information evenings are held for parents throughout the year to inform them about the curriculum and events.

Tolerance of Different Faiths and Beliefs

Links to school values:

Respect

  • We have high expectations about pupil conduct and this is reflected in our Behaviour Policy.
  • Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs is promoted through our Religious Education curriculum. Children learn about different religions, their beliefs, places of worship and festivals.
  • This is supplemented by assemblies (Key Stage and whole school), which also mark and celebrate significant religious festivals such as Ramadan and Diwali.
  • Visits are made by local religious leaders and children have the opportunity to visit places of worship.
  • We have links with local church – Church of the Good Shepherd.