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Promoting British Values

 

In 2011, the government defined British Values as democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs. We promote these values through our mission statement, our school values, our class and school charters and curriculum.

 

Mission Statement

At North Farnborough Infant School, as a Rights, Respecting school we endeavour to instill a love of and excitement about learning, where we are the starting place on a life long journey of discovery.

 

 

Value

How we Promote it

Democracy

Links to school values:

Respect

Responsibility

Quality

Equality

Collaboration

Independence

Reflection

 

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

 

  • We have an elected School Council. This is used to teach children they can affect change through a democratic process
  • Voting process for class representatives for both school council and RRR champions
  • RRR champions nominate children and staff each week for the RRR award and give reasons for their selection
  • Children take on roles of responsibility throughout school
  • All children have a fair say through weekly class council
  • Children make choices for school fundraising
  • Children create class/school/playground charters
  • Children are involved in the selection process when employing new staff
  • Democracy is promoted through PSHE lessons, Getting Along Together sessions and assemblies

 

The rule of law

Links to school values:

Respect

Responsibility

Quality

Equality

Collaboration

Reflection

 

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, there are rewards for showing good behaviour and demonstration of our values  through the RRR award and Woodland award
  • Through assemblies, circle time and Getting along together children are taught how to earn trust and respect, to know right from wrong and to do the right thing even when it’s difficult
  • Every class agrees a class charter at the start of the year based on a theme of their choice
  • Children are encouraged to follow safety rules in Science, DT and Computing
  • E-Safety is regularly reinforced to children and parents
  • Fire crew visits
  • Class council agendas reflect rules and why they are important

Individual liberty10

Links to school values:

Respect

Responsibility

Quality

Equality

Confidence

Reflection

Independence

Creativity

 

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

 

 

  • Through the woodland award and the focus on our school values the children are taught about personal responsibility, choices, ambition and aspiration
  • Seal specific unit –Good To Be Me!
  • Children are taught to keep themselves safe, including e-safety
  • Children are encouraged to exercise their rights throughout the school
  • Achievements are celebrated through assemblies and in class
  • Children have specific jobs and responsibilities
  • RRR work through RRR champions and class council
  • Being responsible learners –challenging themselves
  • Developing a choice about their learning through choosing which topics they will cover and inputting into weekly planning
  • Opportunities to have an opinion through class council and circle time

 

Mutual Respect

Links to school values:

Respect

Responsibility

Quality

Equality

Collaboration

Reflection

 

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 PSHE, SEAL and Getting Along Together programmes children are taught to respect each other, to be cooperative and collaborative, be supportive and to look for similarities while being understanding of differences.
  • The Seal theme of ‘Getting on and Falling Out’ supports this
  • RRR champions support mutual respect through their nomination process
  • Class, school and playground charters also support this

 

Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs

Links to school values:

Respect

Responsibility

Quality

Equality

Reflection

 

UN CRC Article 14: Children have the right to think and believe what they want, and to practice 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 single equality policy.
  • Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs is promoted through the Hampshire County Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education –Living Difference. Children learn about different religions, their beliefs, places of worship and festivals.
  • This is supplemented by assemblies, which also mark and celebrate significant religious festivals.
  • Visits are made by the local church to run assemblies half termly and also to support the curriculum and the children also visit the local church.

 

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