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British Values

British Values

Introduction

As of September 2014, the DfE requires all schools to promote the historical and current values that underpin the national identity known as being British. Within this, all schools are required to ensure that the curriculum actively promotes these fundamental British values. St Paul's CE Primary is a multicultural community within which we celebrate students and cultures from all over the world. Alongside this, the school is keen to support all students in learning about and deepening their understanding of British values, culture and systems.

What is Britishness?

Fundamental British values are defined by the DfE as:

  • Democracy: Respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic process
  • The rule of law: Respect for the basis on which the law is made and applies in England
  • Individual liberty: Support and respect for the liberties of all within the law
  • Mutual respect and tolerance: Support for equality of opportunity for all and respect and tolerance of different faiths and religious and other beliefs

To see how we at St Paul's develop pupils understanding of these values...

Promoting-British-Values

Value

How We Promote It

Democracy

Links to school Christian values:

Respect Responsibility Community Honesty

UN CRC Article 12: Children have the right to say what they think should happen, when adults are making decisions that affect them, and to have their opinions taken into account.

  • 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 things like sports leaders, ICT support, lunch helpers, 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.
  • Children are taught about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and learn to respect their rights and the rights of others.

The rule of law

Links to school values:

Respect Responsibility Perseverance Honesty

UN CRC Article 19: Governments should ensure that children are properly cared for, and protect them from violence, abuse and neglect by their parents, or anyone else who looks after them.

  • 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 Family point, ‘Star of the Week’ and ‘Ever green’ awards.
  • 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 visit the school to talk to the children and explain about their role in society.
  • Children are taught about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and learn to respect their rights and the rights of others.

Individual liberty

Links to school values:

Respect Wisdom Responsibility

 

UN CRC Article 31: All children have a right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of activities.

 

UN CRC Article 15: Children have the right to meet together and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights.

  • Children are taught about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and learn to respect their rights and the rights of others.
  • 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.
  • Through questionnaire expressed views on what kind of extra- curricular clubs children wanted.
  • Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, including on-line. This is done through computing lessons, assemblies and outside organisations such as the NSPCC, as well as through the PSHE curriculum.

Mutual respect

Links to school values: Respect/Responsibilty Community

Love Forgiveness

UN CRC Article 2: The Convention applies to everyone whatever their race, religion, abilities, whatever they think or say and whatever type of family they come from.

 

UN CRC Article 30: Children have a right to learn and use the language and customs of their families, whether these are shared by the majority of people in the country or not.
  • We have high expectations about pupil conduct and this is reflected in our Behaviour Policy and Single Equality Policy.
  • Children are taught about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and learn to respect their rights and the rights of others.
  • Through our school’s Christian values, 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. .
Children are taught about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and learn to respect their rights and the rights of others.

Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs

Links to school values:

Respect Compassion/Courage Community

UN CRC Article 14: Children have the right to think and believe what they want, and to practise their religion, as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights. Parents should guide their children on these matters.
  • We have high expectations about pupil conduct and this is reflected in our Behaviour Policy and Equality, Diversity and Cohesion Policy.
  • Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs is promoted through the Syllabus for Religious Education. Children learn about different religions, their beliefs, places of worship and festivals. The children’s work on this subject or whole school learning in assemblies is often displayed in the classrooms or around the school.
  • 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.
Children are taught about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and learn to respect their rights and the rights of others.

Term

Christian Values Year A

Christian Values Year B

Events

1

Love

Community

Harvest, Eid Adha, Queen Elizabeth’s

Reign Education Sunday. Charity Dog welfare

2

Courage

Compassion

All Saints, Bonfire Night, Diwali, Remembrance, Children in Need, Anti- Bulling Week, Advent, Human Rights Day,

Christmas.

3

Perseverance

Honesty

Epiphany, Candlemas, Chinese New Year,

Holy Week, Saints Valentines.

4

Respect

Forgiveness

Fair Trade Fortnight, Sports relief, Palm

Sunday Easter

5

Responsibility

Generosity

Ascension, Mother’s day, Christian Aid,

Pentecost, Trinity Sunday. Child line

6

Thankfulness

Wisdom

Eid , Al-Fitr, John the Baptist, Father’s day

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