Along side our Christian Values in school, we want everyone to demonstrate core British Values. As stated by the DFE, we 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.”
This is what we do at Upton Snodsbury:
The children's views are important to use and they should have the opportunity to have their voices heard. This is done through Councils such as the School Council, pupil conversations and questionnaires. For the roles in school, children elect representatives and 'elections' take place. In the different councils, the children have a say on how the school is run, give ideas of fundraising for people less fortunate than themselves and have an in put in to how the schools and grounds can be looked after and improved.
The Rule of Law
'Love does no wrong to a neighbour; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law'. Romans 13:10
Through Worships, lessons and conversations with the children, we make the children aware of the importance of Laws. We begin at the looking at the rules that we have in the classroom and how this extends to the law of the land. The children are taught how we have laws to keep everyone safe and that breaking a law will have consequences. We reinforce this through referring to our Responsibility Christian Value in School.
Through our Building Learning Powers such as independence and questioning, the children are actively encouraged to make choices in a safe and supportive environment.
This is one of our key Christian Values in school and is part of our behaviour policy. Everyone, no matter thier background, faith or belief, adhere to this belief in school. Children take part in lessons, discussions and Worships to what respect means and how it can be shown.
Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
We aim at Upton Snodsbury to deliver a curriculum that enhances the children's understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society. Through giving them the opportunity of studying different cultures in each year group, going on trips and inviting speakers in to school we deepen their understanding and empathy to all. Our WW2 Topic in KS2 and Remembrance activities also support this.