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British Values

Tolerance

  • Pupils are helped to understand and respect their own and other cultures and ways of life
  • Collaborative work is used within lessons and children value others’ opinions
  • Prejudicial/discriminatory behaviour is challenged
  • RE, PSHE and SMSC curriculums encourage pupils to respect differences, such as differences of faith, ethnicity, disability, gender or sexuality
  • Black History Week, Culture Day

British Values at Our School

 

Democracy

  • School Council Elections
  • School Council meetings/Class Forums
  • Votes for School
  • Visits to Parliament and to see the Havering Mayor
  • Links with local MPs and Councillors who visit the school to speak to pupils
  • Children involved in democratic processes, e.g. rewards and incentives

 

Individual Liberty

  • Pupils are supported to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Pupils are taught about their rights and personal freedoms and are advised on how to exercise these safely, e.g. through PSHE and E-safety lessons
  • Pupils have the freedom to make choices in a supportive environment, e.g. signing up for clubs
  • Pupils are encouraged to take responsibility for their behaviour – Star of the Week
  • Pastoral support/ELSA reinforces the importance of making the right choices for behaviour
  • Pupils have key roles and responsibilities, e.g. plat leaders, hall monitors

Rule of Law

  • School rules and expectations are clear, fair and regularly promoted
  • Pupils are helped to distinguish between right and wrong in the classroom, during assemblies, in the playground and during Class Forums
  • The Behaviour and Anti-Bullying policies set out a zero tolerance baseline for any form of aggression, abuse or violence to individuals
  • Pupils are encouraged to make good choices within a safe and supportive environment
  • Pupils are encouraged to respect the law and we host visits from local authorities to help to reinforce this message, e.g. the Police

 

Mutual Respect

  • Emotional Literacy/Social Skills taught through Jigsaw – our PSHE curriculum
  • RE and SMSC curriculums
  • Restorative Approach
  • Peer Mentors
  • Play Leaders
  • School Council and Parent Council
  • Core Value Assemblies
  • Sporting events in the local community
  • Charity work
  • Anti-Bullying Week, Mental Health afternoons
  • Positive relationships encouraged and modelled

 

 

 

If you would like to read about this in more depth, under the “Policies” tab you can view the British Value Policy.