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British Values

Promoting British Values at Athelstan Primary School

 

British Values, as defined by the government in 2011 are democracythe rule of lawindividual libertymutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.  At Athelstan we believe that promoting these values is of paramount importance and do so daily through every day school life.   

 

 

Value

How We Promote It

Democracy

 

 

  • Our pupil selected School Council teaches about the importance of democracy.
  • Our pupils have the opportunity to volunteer their time in activities/roles such as Eco-Warriors,  Locution Leaders and Change4Life Champions and also take part in fund raising events for local and national charities.
  • Democracy is also promoted through daily decision making, debating, PSHE lessons and assemblies.
  • Pupils are taught about the freedom of speech through assemblies.

The rule of law

 

 

  • Our behaviour policy demands high expectations of pupil conduct and this is shared with and agreed by all pupils. Pupils are rewarded for exhibiting good and caring behaviour and consistent demonstration of our values is recognised through things such as ‘Star of the Week’ and our ‘Always Pupils'.
  • Through our PSHE lessons and circle time our pupils are taught how to earn trust and respect and are supported to develop a strong sense of morality; knowing right from wrong and doing the right thing even when it’s difficult.
  • We take part in local initiatives such as Crucial Crew and maintain links with local police officers.
  • Children are taught about equality and mutual respect for all and this is reinforced through our behaviour policy.

Individual liberty

 

  • Through our school values and PSHE lessons, children are taught about personal responsibility, choices, ambition and aspiration.  They are encouraged to take opportunities to follow their interests in art, sport etc.
  • Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, including on-line.  This is done through computing lessons, e-safety days, assemblies and outside organisations such as the NSPCC, as well as through the PSHE curriculum.
 

Mutual respect

  •  Our behaviour policy demands high expectations of pupil conduct and this is shared with and agreed by all pupils.
  • Through our school’s values, PSHE and circle time children are taught to respect each other, to be cooperative and collaborative, be supportive and to look for similarities while being understanding of differences.
  • Mutual respect is an expectation of all and is promoted through daily life at Athelstan, PSHE lessons and assemblies.
  • Pupils learn about a range of faiths and beliefs and how difference enriches life experiences. 

Tolerance of different faiths, beliefs and of those who have no beliefs 

(Respect, tolerance and understanding)

 

 

 

  • Our behaviour policy demands high expectations of pupil conduct and this is shared with and agreed by all pupils.
  • Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs is promoted through the Syllabus for Religious Education.  Pupils learn about different religions, their beliefs, places of worship and festivals, and learn about those who have no faith or beliefs.
  • Special assemblies are held celebrating significant religious festivals such as Ramadan and Diwali where guest speakers, staff and pupils are invited to share their beliefs and traditions.
  • Pupils have the opportunity to visit places of worship.
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