Promoting Fundamental British Values
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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.
Promoting British Values
School promotes respect for others and this is modelled by all staff within School and reinforced through class expectations. Through the teaching of our values, we also actively encourage the freedom of thought, speech and opinion. We have focus on a range of values, which underpin daily acts of collective worship. Teachers are also actively encouraged to highlight children, who have shown the focus value, each week in celebration assembly.
Democracy is extensive within School. Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our School Council and Pupil Voice and questionnaires. We strongly promote Anti-Bullying awareness and pride ourselves on our policy. Our School Council are also actively involved in the interviews for any new members of staff through group questioning sessions with candidates.
The Rule of Law:
The importance of Laws, whether they be those that affect the class, School, or our country, are reinforced regularly in school assemblies, collective worship, PSHE, Citizenship, RE and other aspects of the curriculum. 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. Visits to and visitors from authorities such as the Police; Fire Service; Paramedics, Chorley Magistrates, Parliament’s Education Service etc. are regular parts of our school diary and help reinforce this message.
As a School we educate and provide boundaries for our pupils to make choices through the provision of a safe environment. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, through our cross curricular teaching of E-Safety, Computing, PSHE and Citizenship.
Respect for different faiths and beliefs:
This is promoted through enhancing pupils’ understanding of their place in a multi-cultural society and by providing opportunities to experience diversity and by working with nearby schools. World faiths are celebrated in collective worship, by the visits of the local minister, through RE and members of different faiths are encouraged to share their beliefs and practices to enhance pupils’ understanding e.g. visit of Buddhist Monk and visit to mosques. We also have links to other local schools that have a high number of children with English as an additional language.