Promoting British Values
British Values Statement
Promoting Fundamental British Values.
In accordance with The Department for Education, we aim to actively promote British values in our school 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 British Values are:
- rule of law
- individual liberty
- mutual respect
- tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
How do we do this at Pomphlett Primary?
By actively promoting British values through:
Challenging pupils, staff or parents who express opinions contrary to British values.
Modelling values through what we say and do.
Teaching British Values explicitly and implicitly through our curriculum and Collective Worship.
Democracy – what do we do?
Provide pupils with a broad general knowledge of, and promote respect for, public institutions and services.
Teach pupils how they can influence decision-making through the democratic process.
Include in the curriculum information on the advantages and disadvantages of democracy and how it works in Britain.
Teach pupils the history of democracy, such as through the Year 6 topic on Ancient Greece, and Year 1 topic on the suffragette movement in History.
Encourage pupils to become involved in decision-making processes and ensure they are listened to in school, such as through our school parliament.
Electing Members of Parliament to represent each class.
Hold ‘mock elections’ so pupils learn how to argue and defend points of view.
Model how perceived injustice can be peacefully challenged.
Rule of law – what do we do?
Ensure school values and expectations are clear and fair.
Agreeing a classroom Code of Conduct which is linked to our school's core values.
Use of praise and reward to promote positive consequences.
Use of sanctions to encourage pupils to take ownership of own behaviour.
Help pupils to distinguish right from wrong.
Help pupils to respect the law and the basis on which it is made.
Help pupils to understand that living under the rule of law protects individuals.
Include visits from the police across the year.
Individual liberty – what do we do?
Support pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence through our school ethos and strong PHSCE curriculum.
Strong focus on pupils developing own self-discipline and responsibility through our school values.
Encourage pupils to take responsibility for their behaviour, as well as knowing their rights.
Implement a strong anti-bullying culture E-Safety lessons through school.
Respect and tolerance – what do we do?
Promote respect for individual differences.
Help pupils to acquire an understanding of, and respect for, their own and other cultures and ways of life, particularly through RE curriculum
Challenge prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour.
Organise visits to places of worship.
Develop links with faith and other communities through RE and working alongside children and their families.
Learning to disagree in a respectful way.
Develop critical personal thinking skills.