British Values at Chacewater

The DfE have  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.” The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy.At Chacewater Primary School these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:

British Values

Promoting British Values is a central part of teaching and learning. This is part of a child’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. British Values are promoted through our curriculum, assemblies, school vision and cultural celebrations. This is what it looks like at Chacewater School

 

Democracy

  • We know our ideas and opinions matter.
  • We can make decisions together.
  • We see ourselves in a bigger picture – whether that’s our class, house team, school or community.
  • We have choice – like what book to read, club to attend, or who to play with.
  • We can vote for our school council representative.

 

Rule of Law   

  • We know that our Golden Rules are there to keep us safe, so we can be happy and learn.
  • We talk about how our actions and behaviour can impact on others and we know the consequences.
  • Our teachers are consistent and always refer to the Golden Rules.
  • We celebrate those who follow the Golden Rules at assembly on Friday.

 

Individual Liberty

  • We have lots of opportunities to develop our self-esteem and confidence in our own abilities.
  • We are encouraged to try new things and are given opportunities to talk about and reflect on those choices.
  • It doesn’t matter if I’m a boy or girl – I have the same choices at school.
  • We are taught the importance of making sure our choices don’t hurt others.

 

Mutual Respect and Tolerance of Different Faiths and Beliefs

  • We often welcome visitors into our school and have strong links with the community.
  • In our lessons we learn about other faiths, cultures, traditions, families, communities and ways of life.
  • We enjoy learning about the world around us. We go on trips, use books and the internet to learn about places locally and far away.