Vision for British Values
In accordance with the Department for Education and our Christian ethos, we aim to actively promote British Values in school to ensure that all 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 Britian are subject to it's law.
The key values are:
rule of law
tolerance of those of different faiths and religions, and those without faith
How is this done at All Saints C of E Primary School?
We help the children to remember the British Values through the thumb and finger model
Thumb - democracy - up or down to give opinion
Index finger - rule of law - pointing
Middle finger - tolerance of different faiths and religions - tallest finger pointing to God
Ring finger - mutual respect - wedding finger - respect for other people
Little finger - individual liberty - sticks out on its own
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
* Look at the advantages and disadvantages of democracy and how it works in Britain
* Encourage pupils to become involved in decision-making processes and ensure they are listened to in school
* Help pupils to express their views
* Model how perceived injustice can be peacefully changed
* Democracy is shown through history topics where relevant and in discussion time
Rule of law - What do we do?
* Ensure school and classroom rules and expectations are clear and fair
* Help pupils distinguish from right and 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 and local MP/councillors across the year
Individual liberty - What do we do?
* Support pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
* Encourage pupils to take responsibility for their behaviour, as well as knowing their rights
* Challenge stereotypes
* Implement a strong anti-bullying culture
* Teach e-safety and re-visit at least every half term through ICT lessons
* Opportunity for the year 5 and 6 children to visit Warning Zone
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
* Challenge prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour
* Organise visits to places of worship
* Include key dates of religious festivals on the school calendar and promote through newsletters or assemblies
* Learn to disagree in a respectful way and develop critical personal thinking skills
School priorities for British Values
The whole school vision is to promote and embed the British Values.
Britain's future depends on empowering the next generation to become active citizens.
1) To introduce all staff and students to the thumb and finger model. Each classroom will have the thumb and finger model displayed in class and children will be aware of the 5 key values.
2) To promote British Values through half termly assemblies, the school website, visitors into school (including police and local MP), celebrating major religious festivals, teaching specifically in PSHE, RE and ICT and aim to promote British Values in all lessons.
3) To celebrate and promote both the school's 6 core values: courage, self-control, generosity, forgiveness, kindness and wisdom and the British Values to see children leave All Saints as independent learners who are prepared for the next stage in their personal and educational journey.
Miss H Wren
British Values Lead Teacherhwren@allsaints-coalville.leics.sch.uk
Hi, I am a year 4 teacher, in Meerkats. I am excited to be leading British Values within the school.