The curriculum teaches our children the importance of being local, national and global citizens, embracing British Values. We take opportunities to promote British Values, defined by the government as the following: 'Democracy', 'The Rule of Law', 'Individual Liberty', 'Mutual Respect' and 'Tolerance (we prefer Acceptance) of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs and for those without faith'.
These values are regularly reinforced throughout the curriculum, and can also be evidenced in the following ways:
We promote Democracy throughout school in a variety of ways, and we constantly look for opportunities to give children a voice and to understand how to positively affect the world around them.
Pupils have the opportunity to join our School Council (student body) and Planet Protectors (our Eco Team) in order to help them to understand and influence aspects of their learning and life in general. We also operate Colour / House Captains and Digital Leaders.
Staff are trained in Emotion Coaching, which is a communication technique that teaches children how to self-regulate and manage their stress responses. Our goal is for children to be actively involved in knowing how to work through their problems.
The Rule of Law
Visits from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service are regular parts of our calendar and, alongside our curriculum offer, help to reinforce this message.
Children are encouraged to be individual, make choices and celebrate their uniqueness through our curriculum. We also celebrate individuality in our weekly Celebration Assemblies, which promote children's individual strengths across the school community.
Pupils are taught to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms, and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our e-Safety and PSHE lessons.
Children are given the opportunity to participate in a wide range of extra-curricular clubs.
Mutual respect is at the heart of our values. Children learn that their behaviours affect their own rights and those of others. Mutual respect is reinforced by the positive role-models and interaction of staff at all levels and visiting members of the community.
Our core learning values include being a ‘Co-operative Team Player’, ‘Being Ready and Willing’ and being ‘Reflective’. These values help to reinforce and promote a positive school culture of mutual respect.
Pupils frequently undertake fundraising for local, national and international charities.
Tolerance (Acceptance) of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs and of those without Faith
This is achieved through enhancing pupils understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity. We actively promote diversity through our celebrations of different faiths and cultures. Religious Education lessons and PSHE lessons reinforce messages of acceptance and respect for others, and allow the children to explore places of worship that are important to different faiths.