British Values

Value

Links to our RESPECT values:

How We Promote It

Democracy

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 share Responsibility as a school community

We show Consideration, kindness and have good manners

  • We have an elected School Council.  This is used as an opportunity to promote and teach about democracy and the electoral process.
  • Within our School Council we have elected a Chair and Vice Chair.
  • School Council select our chosen charities each year.
  • School Councillors are involved in our recruitment process
  • We encourage volunteering in and out of school and provide a range of opportunities. For example The School Council, Sports’ Leaders, Librarians.
  • Democracy is also promoted through additional PSHE lessons and assemblies. 
  • Children are able to select appropriate level of activity in Maths lessons.

The rule of law

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 share Responsibility as a school community.    

We have high Expectations of ourselves and each other.

We are Trustworthy, thoughtful, honest and fair.

  • Ofsted 2013 recognised our high standards of behaviour
  • Children are rewarded and praised for exhibiting good and caring behaviour through our House Point system and assemblies. Children are fully aware of rewards and sanctions as detailed in our Behaviour Policy.
  • Through our school assemblies 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 PCSOs regularly visit the school to talk to the children and explain about their role in society.
  • All our staff receive annual training in Safeguarding

Individual liberty

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.

We show Perseverance and are brave.

We Enjoy being here and have fun together.

We show Consideration, kindness and have good manners.

  • Through our school values and the PSHE programme, 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.
  • “We believe every child can.”
  • 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.
  • Our curriculum is wide and varied providing all our children with opportunities to ‘shine’
  • We have employed a PE coaches who ensure that sports are played within the ‘spirit of the game’ and that all children have the opportunity to play
  • We have ELSAs in place to support and advise children who may be feeling a little vulnerable – providing them with ‘time to talk’.
  • “Residential visits help us to become independent.”

Mutual respect

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 share Responsibility as a school community.    

We have high Expectations of ourselves and each other. 

We Support and care.

We Enjoy being here and have fun together.

We show Consideration, kindness and have good manners.

We are Trustworthy, thoughtful, honest and fair.

  • We have high expectations about pupil conduct and this is reflected in our Behaviour Policy and Single Equality Policy. 
  • Children display excellent manners – holding doors open and using their manners as a matter of course.
  • Through our school’s values, PSHE and inclusive ethos 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.  A range of specific assemblies are delivered focusing on helping other pupils to understand specific special needs.
  • Through our strong RE curriculum children develop an understanding of and respect for people from all races, religions and abilities
  • Our curriculum is totally inclusive as are our extra-curricular opportunities.
  • Celebration Assemblies enable our community to share and celebrate effort and achievement.
  • “In PE and sport we shake hands, congratulate each other and encourage everyone.”