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British Values

Promoting Fundamental British Values

 

We aim to actively promote British values at Inglehurst Junior School, 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. All curriculum areas provide a vehicle for furthering understanding of these concepts and, in particular, our RE, PSHE and Citizenship lessons provide excellent opportunities to deepen and develop understanding. These values are underpinned by the rights and responsibilities followed by children and staff within the school.

 

The Key Values are: 

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

 

How this is done at Inglehurst Junior School:

 

Democracy – what do we do? 

  •  Children vote for a school councillor from each class. The school council discuss ways in which the school can be improved and contribute to fundraising events that happen within the school
  •  Children voice their opinions through the school council
  •  Children also vote for sport councillors, reading champions and class captains

 Rule of law – what do we do? 

  • Ensure school rules and expectations are clear and fair by using the rights and responsibilities
  • Discuss and draw up individual class rules and expectations
  • Visits from the police and the fire service throughout the year
  • Whole school ‘golden dots’ scheme that rewards children for showing the rights and responsibilities of the school


Individual liberty – what do we do?

  • Implement an anti-bullying policy that children follow
  • E-Safety through school
  • PSHE lessons and circle time so pupils are aware of their rights and how to exercise them safely.

 

      Respect and tolerance – what do we do?

  • Class assemblies each week following the teaching that has been completed within PSHE
  • Whole school assemblies to celebrate different celebrations and religious festivals e.g. Chinese New Year, Christmas, Easter, Diwali, Eid etc.
  • Children and staff of other faiths are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school
  • Each year group visits different places of worship throughout the school year
  • Visitors from other faiths visit the school and host assemblies or fairs
  • Classes discuss the vales of empathy, respect and tolerance within PSHE and RE lessons but also within daily circle time sessions