Barmston Village Primary School

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SMCS/British Values

Promoting British Values Statement 
 

The DfE have recently 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 and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”


At Barmston Village primary School these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:-


Democracy:

Democracy is embedded within the life of our school.
Children have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our School Council, termly Pupil Voice Monitoring Groups from all year groups and Annual Pupil Voice Questionnaires. 
Children elect their school council representatives for their own classes and take part in a school election at the end of the year to elect Head/Deputy Head boys and Girls for the coming academic year.
Our school Behaviour and Discipline Policy involves the children agreeing on the principles and rules within in and is reviewed in classes in the Autumn Term.


The Rule of Law:  

The importance of Laws, whether they be the ‘Golden Rules’ in school or the guidelines and practice laid down in our Behaviour and Discipline Policy are consistently  reinforced by all during the school day.  Children are taught the value and reason behind laws and rules and with this comes an understanding which is reinforced in the follow through of consequences when these rules are broken.  Visits from authorities such as the Police, Armed Forces and Fire Service are a part of our curriculum and help reinforce this message.
  

Individual Liberty 
 
Within school, children are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive setting.  As a school we educate and provide boundaries for all our children to make safe choices, through the provision of a safe learning environment and an empowering curriculum.
Children are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and independence and how to use them safely eg E-safety work in a school and SMSC lessons. Within lessons themselves children are given choices and learning challenges such as how to record, participate, present and share their work in class or with the whole school.  Children are also given a freedom of choice to access numerous extra curriculum clubs and opportunities after school.


Mutual Respect:
 
Part of our school ethos for both adults and children, revolves around kindness towards others and respecting others views and opinions at all times in our daily school life.
Our Single Equality Scheme outlines in detail the expectations from our school community, linked to the significant characteristics within our society so that our children are very clear that everyone deserves to be treated with the highest respect and zero tolerance of any ‘bullying’ of any kind.

 
Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs:
 
This is achieved through enhancing children’s understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity through the RE and SMSC curriculum, visits to different places of worship and visitors from different faith backgrounds.
Assemblies are regular planned to discuss these issues with the children and include storytelling and celebrations from a variety of faiths and cultures.

Work through our Single Equality Scheme details the expectations for our whole school community in the tolerance of those from different faiths and beliefs.
This is achieved through enhancing children’s understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity through the RE and SMSC curriculum, visits to different places of worship and visitors from different faith backgrounds.
Assemblies are regular planned to discuss these issues with the children and include storytelling and celebrations from a variety of faiths and cultures.
Work through our Single Equality Scheme details the expectations for our whole school community in the tolerance of those from different faiths and beliefs.
 

At Barmston Village Primary school we strive to actively challenge children, staff and parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values.

To read more, please click the links below:

Socal , Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Policy
PSHCE overview - Health and well-being
PSHCE overview - Economic well-being
PSHCE overview - Relationships