Promoting British Values at Linthwaite Ardron CE (VA) J & I School
The DfE have reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs."
The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, Please see our Safeguarding section for our PREVENT policy
At our school we work hard to ensure that these values are: reinforced regularly, evident in all aspects of school life and well embedded in the curriculum. The statements below shows how we do this.
The school council, which is led by a member of staff, is comprised of elected class representatives and, through the democratic process, gives the pupils a voice in their school life.
Children are often given the opportunity in class to vote for their choice of activities such as at Easter, Christmas and Charity events.
RULE OF LAW
Through PSHE lessons, an agreed code of conduct is introduced at the start of each new year.
A clearly structured behaviour policy runs consistently throughout the whole school to ensure all children are familiar with expectations.
Restorative practice is employed to ensure all children understand their rights and responsibilities and how behaviour can impact others.
LIBERTY AND FREEDOM
Pupils have key roles and responsibilities around school e.g. Year 6 pupils wear different coloured jumpers to signify their role of responsibility such as assisting younger children during lunch times.
Pupils are actively encouraged to make positive choices, knowing they are in a safe and supportive environment.
Children are educated and provided with clear boundaries to allow them to make choices safely. A 'nurture' room is available for children to access freely when required.
Through extra-curricular clubs and activities, children are given the freedom to make choices.
The aims and vision of the school are reflected in all that we do.
RESPECT AND TOLERANCE OF THOSE OF DIFFERENT FAITHS
Through a broad and balanced R.E. curriculum, children learn to appreciate a range of faiths, cultures and beliefs.
Specific units of PSHCE are taught to foster respect and tolerance of others.
Children are given the opportunity to visit a range of places of worship including churches and temples.
Through different areas of the curriculum, children engage with literature from a range of cultures.