The DfE have recently reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values”
The South Hunsley Partnership of schools have developed a shared vision for the way that British Values are promoted across our partnership:
South Hunsley Partnership of Schools
British Values Statement:
In our partnership, we aim to encourage children to understand the fundamental British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of people of all faiths, races and cultures. We help children to understand that while different people may hold different views about what is 'right' and 'wrong', all people living in England are subject to its laws.
Here at North Ferriby CE Primary School we promote British Values in a number of ways:
Elections take place amongst the pupils to decide upon their class representatives as School Councillors and Church School Ambassadors. Pupils have their voices heard through the council meetings, through pupil surveys and visits from governors.
The Rule of Law:
Pupils develop their understanding of why we need rules in life, e.g. to keep things fair; to maintain order; to keep us safe etc. They experience real-life examples of rules through a variety of school activities:
- Class rules
- School rules
- Sporting rules (Football, Hockey, Netball Rounders etc)
- Road Safety
- Pedestrian Skills
The right to individual liberty is covered through our RE and SMSC curriculum and pupils are encouraged to make choices in a safe and secure environment. At times they are able to choose how they present work, what level of challenge they attempt and which clubs they might be a part of.
Mutual Respect and Tolerance:
Our Christian values of ‘Friendship, Forgiveness and Trust’ all support pupils in developing mutual respect and tolerance of others. Through our RE and SMSC curriculum children develop awareness and understanding of people from other cultures, backgrounds and religions. These experiences are further reinforced both through the school behaviour policy and through acts of Collective Worship.