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Market Drayton Infant & Nursery School

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British Values

Promoting Fundamental British Values.

In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British values in schools to ensure 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 England are subject to its law.

 

The Key Values are:

•    democracy
•    rule of law
•    individual liberty
•    mutual respect
•    tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs 

 

Each week, a school assembly is based around 'Picture News'; this is a link into a topical conversation that is in the media at the time.  All of these talking points are linked in to one of the British Values, which means that the children can get to know about the British Values at a level and in a context that is appropriate to them.

 

Value

How We Promote It

Democracy

Links to school values:

Collaboration

Respect

 

UN CRC Article 12:  Children have the right to say what they think should happen, when adults are making decisions that affect them, and to have their opinions taken into account.

  • We have an elected School Council.  This is used as an opportunity to promote and teach about democracy and the electoral process.
  • Children have the opportunity to select their own teams in intra-school competitions.
  • We encourage volunteerism in and out of school.  This includes things like playground buddies. Assembly buddies and also raising money for local and national charities. 
  • Democracy is also promoted through assemblies. 
  • Children are taught about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and learn to respect their rights and the rights of others.
  • We take part in Parliament Day
  • In History we learn about Emmeline Pankhurst and rights for women voting.

The rule of law

 

Links to school values:

Collaboration

Aspirations

Respect

Positivity

 

 

 

 

UN CRC Article 19:  Governments should ensure that children are properly cared for, and protect them from violence, abuse and neglect by their parents, or anyone else who looks after them.
 

  • We have high expectations about pupil conduct and this is reflected in our Behaviour Policy, 'Good to be Green'.  There are rewards for exhibiting good and caring behaviour and consistent demonstration of our values is recognised through such things as 'Star of the Week' and 'Governors Awards'.
  • Through our school assemblies, circle time and PSHE children 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.
  • Involvement of visitors from the local community throughout the year to talk to the children and explain about their role in society, e.g. police, armed forces, nurses, vets.
  • Children are taught about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and learn to respect their rights and the rights of others.  Market Drayton Infants is a UNICEF Level 1 Rights Respecting School.
  • In PE we learn the rules in games - this keeps us safe and makes the games work.
  • We have corridor monitors who make sure that children are following the school rule of walking in the corridor.
  • In school we have class and playtime charters that help us to understand our rules - you will see these displayed in our classrooms.
     

 

Individual liberty

 

Links to school values:

Collaboration

Aspirations

Respect

Positivity

 

 

UN CRC Article 31:  All children have a right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of activities.

 

UN CRC Article 15:  Children have the right to meet together and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights.

  • Children are taught about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and learn to respect their rights and know the responsibilities that they have.
  • Through our school values and the Personal Development program, children are taught about personal responsibility, choices, ambition and aspiration.  One of the drivers for the school curriculum is 'Reach for the Stars' which aims to widen the children's range of opportunities and increase their aspirations.
  • Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, including on-line.  This is done through individual lessons, computing lessons, assemblies and Safer Internet Day.
  • Building Learning Power – the children are encouraged to develop life-long learning skills and reflect on themselves as learners.
  • In school children learn to respect the feelings and opinions of others and understand they have the right to make their own choices.
     


 

 


 

Mutual respect

Links to school values:

Collaboration

Respect

Positivity

 

UN CRC Article 2:  The Convention applies to everyone whatever their race, religion, abilities, whatever they think or say and whatever type of family they come from.

 

UN CRC Article 30:  Children have a right to learn and use the language and customs of their families, whether these are shared by the majority of people in the country or not.

  • We have high expectations about pupil conduct and this is reflected in our Behaviour Policy and Single Equality Policy. 
  • Through our school's values (core value is Respect), Personal Development 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 also promoted through additional Personal Development lessons and assemblies. 
  • Children are taught about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and learn to respect their rights and the rights of others.
  • RE curriculum teaches about a range of other cultures through themed days and through the study of a religion.
  • Links with wider community e.g. Over 60s Club and Corbett Court – choir singing, planting of gardens, visits to school to develop respect between generations. 
  • Fundraising e.g. WWF, Children in Need, Comic Relief, Support for disaster funds, British Legion.
     

Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs

 

Links to school values:

Collaboration

Respect

Positivity

 

UN CRC Article 14:  Children have the right to think and believe what they want, and to practise their religion, as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights. Parents should guide their children on these matters.

  • We have high expectations about pupil conduct and this is reflected in our Behaviour Policy and Equality, Diversity and Cohesion Policy. 
  • Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs is promoted through the Syllabus for Religious Education. 
  • This is supplemented by assemblies (Key Stage and whole school), which also mark and celebrate significant religious festivals such as Chinese New Year and Diwali and through cultural theme days e.g. Diwali, Chinese New Year.
  • Visits are made by local religious leaders and children have the opportunity to visit places of worship.
  • Visitors into school promote other cultures e.g. African drumming, Indian dance.
  • Other cultures are explored through the curriculum e.g. Brazil.
  • Children are taught about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and learn to respect their rights and the rights of others.
     

 


 

 

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