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Promoting British Values

Promoting British Values at Valentine Primary School

 

At Valentine Primary School we believe everyone should be tolerant and respectful of each other. At Valentine Primary School British Values are reinforced regularly.

 

The Department for Education in their document Promoting fundamental British values as part of SMSC in schools (Nov 2014) states ‘ Schools should promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs’ (Pg 5).

 

We take opportunities to promote British Values through Assemblies, through our ‘Vision and Values’ at Valentine. We have a very successful School Council where pupils are elected. Through our Curriculum at Valentine we promote British Values.

 

At Valentine Primary we teach our children about these British Values:

  • Democracy
  • Rule of Law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual Respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith

 

Democracy

  • All pupils are involved in the democratic process of choosing, by voting, School Council representatives each year
  • All pupils in each class vote on their chosen class celebration each week (link to our behaviour policy)
  • Pupils vote on their chosen ‘Team Celebration’ (link to our behaviour policy)
  • Pupils are regularly consulted on school issues through class discussions and activities
  • Pupils follow Valentine’s Code of Conduct and each class has their own Class Code of Conduct as agreed by each member of the class
  • Assemblies take place about General Elections and Local Elections

 

 

Rule of Law

  • Everyone follows the School Behaviour policy
  • Everyone follows Valentine’s Code of Conduct and each class has their own Class Code of Conduct as agreed by each member of the class
  • School Vision and Values are embedded throughout Valentine
  • Our positive behaviour system has clear expectations
  • Reward systems are in place for pupils who demonstrate our school values and behaviour policy
  • Pupils have opportunities to reflect on their behaviour and learning and to engage in the Reparation process when needed
  • Assemblies linked to rules and laws

 

 

Individual Liberty

  • Pupils at Valentine are encouraged to make choices in a safe, secure and supportive environment
  • Through our PSHE curriculum we discuss choices and the need to make right choices 
  • Anti- bullying week
  • P4C discussions encourage children to have their own opinions
  • Pupils are given freedom to follow their own interests through extracurricular clubs at lunchtimes and afterschool
  • Pupils take part in discussions and make contributions to the School Council
  • Fundraising for charities such as Children in Need
  • Residential School Trips
  • Assemblies discuss a variety of issues where pupils can exercise their Individual Liberty

 

Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

and for those without faith

  • The PSHE curriculum at Valentine promotes Mutual Respect and Tolerance
  • The RE curriculum at Valentine promotes Mutual Respect and Tolerance
  • Different faiths and beliefs are explored and celebrated through assemblies and the RE curriculum (following ‘Living Difference’)
  • Valentine Vision and Values
  • Valentine Primary has an Inclusive ethos – Team Valentine
  • Anti- Bullying Week
  • Positive behaviour policy
  • School Council
  • Access to stories and books from world faiths and cultures
  • Displays of different faiths and cultures
  • Visits to places of worship are being developed within the RE curriculum

Assemblies discuss a variety of special occasions

 

The Prevent Duty

How are we at Valentine building resilience to radicalisation?

  • The promotion of fundamental British Values
  • Enabling children to debate controversial issues in a safe environment
  • SMSC, RE, PSHE & Global Learning curriculum content
  • School of Sanctuary
  • Learning behaviours and year group values
  • Promotion of useful sources of information through school website including:
    www.hampshireiowpreventboard.org.uk
  • Ensuring that children are safe from terrorist and extremist material when accessing the internet in school.

If you have any questions regarding the curriculum we teach please contact the school directly

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