British Values Mission Statement
We would like our school, which reflects British values, to be at the heart of the community, sharing, supporting and learning together with everyone as equals. Our children have the right to high quality learning experiences to help them to be the best they can.
We encourage our children to be creative, unique, open-minded and independent individuals, respectful of themselves and of others in our school, our local community and the wider world.
We aim to nurture our children in their journey through life so they can grow into safe, caring, democratic, responsible and tolerant adults who make a positive difference to British Society and to the world.
- Children involved in Democratic processes e.g. choosing house names, school councillors, rewards and incentives etc.
- Democracy linked assemblies.
- School Council.
- Links with local MPs and Councillors who visit the school and speak to the pupils.
- Y6 visit to London and the Houses of Parliament (Spring 2015)
- Mini Vinnies (Justice and peace group)
Rule of Law
- School Behaviour policy—all stakeholders are aware of the policy and it is un-derstood and followed.
- Pupils have regular opportunities to reflect e.g. learning, their behaviour, dur-ing assemblies.
- Pupil interviews on behaviour.
- Parent/carers questionnaires relating to behaviour, safety etc.
- School building links with local police. Police visit and carry out assemblies linked to themes e.g. Bonfire Night, Halloween, Community Safety.
- Assemblies with a focus Linked to the law e.g. school rules, Parliament etc planned in to assembly timetable.
- Y6 teaching Unit on British Parliament.
- Positive relationships encouraged and modelled, pupil—pupil, adult-pupil.
- R.E. curriculum.
- Anti-bullying workshops
- School Council
- Parents Council—being established Spring 2015.
- Competitive Sports link—sports agree-ments, racism in sport assembly. Show Racism the Red Card.
- ‘Our Community’ themes. Half termly theme focusing on cultures and languages with Consett. Link with St Bede’s West Denton.
- Peer reading buddies.
Personal Responsibility and Liberty
- Understanding responsibility in school in terms of behaviour and learning attitude.
- Pupils roles in school.
- School values—known and articulated by school community members.
- Values assemblies planned for.
- Values displayed around the school and evident in action.
- What went wrong reflection following behaviour incidents (links to school val-ues)
- Home/school agreements.
Tolerance of Culture, Faith and Others
- R.E. Curriculum
- Equalities Policy
- Accessibility Plan
- Values Policy
- International Schools Link
- Festivals two year rolling programme.
- Cultural theme weeks e.g. Diwali, Chinese New Year.
- Workshops e.g. Chinese/Indian art
- Developing links with Hospital School—RVI, Newcastle.
- Festival assembly celebrations eg. Harvest, Diwali, Yom Kippur.
- Y3 trip Synagogue, Y5 Mosque
- Reflection opportunities in assemblies.
- Thought for week, reflective thoughts in assembly. ‘Statements to Live by’
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