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:
The promotion of democracy is extensive within the school. Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our School Ambassadors and pupil questionnaires. Children apply through a ‘job vacancy’ and pupils write a letter following a ‘person specification,’ some are then selected for interview, successful interviews lead to an appointment for a year’s contract. The ambassadors lead their own meetings, acting upon the needs of the school.
The Rule of Law
The importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school collective worships. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken.
Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make choices, through provision of a safe environment and empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advise how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety and RSE/PSHE lessons. Pupils are given the freedom to make choices, for example signing up for extra-curricular clubs, choosing the level of challenge in some lessons and deciding which job vacancies in school they wish to apply for.
As a Church of England school, our ethos is based around core Christian values, including respect. This is supported by our values led worship time and main hall display.
Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs
This is achieved through enhancing pupils understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity. Worship times and discussions involving prejudices and prejudice-based bullying have been followed and supported by learning in RE and PSHE/RSE. Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school.