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:
- rule of law
- individual liberty
- mutual respect
- tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
At Limes Farm Infant School and Nursery, we actively promote British Values.
We recognise the diversity within our society and ensure that British Values are embedded within our curriculum. The teaching of British Values is integrated through the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) learning that takes place across all the curriculum areas.
How do we promote British Values?
We enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem & self- confidence.
· Growth mindset embedded across the school
· PSHE lessons that invite self-reflection and development
We enable students to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England
· High expectations of all children and staff across the school
· Agreed classroom expectations
· To know the difference between right and wrong and to discuss and evaluate reasons
We encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely
· Singing to the elderly at the Care Home and for the community at events such as the Christmas Fair, Summer Fete etc.
· Charity fundraising by pupils eg. Children in Need, Red Nose Day, Cancer Research and MacMillan
We enable students to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England
· Class visits to the places in the locality
· Visits from our Community Support Services
We encourage further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling students to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures
· Visitors from and class visits to places of worship
· Assemblies sharing and celebrating different cultures and faiths.
We encourage respect for other people
· School values
· Expectation of all
We encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England.
· School Council elections
· Pupil involvement in decision making within school eg. New Headteacher