As directed by the Department for Education, schools have a duty to actively promote the fundamental British. These values were first set out by the government in the ‘Prevent’ strategy in 2011. In November 2014, schools were required to have a strategy for embedding these values and showing how their work with pupils has been effective in doing so.
At Landscore Primary School we uphold and teach pupils about British Values which are defined as:
Democracy is an important value in our school. Pupils have the opportunity to have their voice heard in both formal and informal ways through class discussions, our School Council, suggestion boxes, questionnaires and circle times.
Rule of law
The importance of laws and rules, whether they are those that govern the class, the school or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout the day in all situations but particularly when dealing with behaviour issues and through school assemblies.
Pupils are actively encouraged to make choices at our school, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment.
Children know that respect means treating others as we would like to be treated. They learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others.
Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
This is achieved through enhancing pupils’ understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience diversity which is not always apparent in our local community.
These values are taught explicitly through Personal, Social, Health and Emotional (PSHE) and Religious Education (RE). We also teach British Values through planning and delivering a broad and balanced curriculum.