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
British Values at Norbreck Primary Academy
Embedding British Values in our curriculum is a process we are continually developing.
The following are some of the ways we currently work:
Values, Ethos and Expectations
We value every child at Norbreck and treat them as an individual, meeting their needs and requirements in every possible way. We are confident that every child will succeed in achieving their personal best and will be encouraged to do so.
Our mission statement, "Whatever we do, we do it well" inspires every child and adult at our school.
We have a positive attitude
We treat everyone and everything with respect
We take pride in our appearance
We move around safely inside and outside
We walk quietly around school
We hold doors open for adults to walk through
We address teachers by their name
We are kind, friendly and caring towards each other
We tell the truth and are honest and fair
We wear full school uniform and always look smart
We line up quietly
We have quiet inside voices
We bring the correct equipment to school and always do our homework
We look after the school building and all equipment
- Issues addressed through assemblies particularly in promoting mutual respect and inclusion & tolerance for different faiths & beliefs. Also taught through our RE curriculum. Individual Liberty and Democracy are also addressed through assemblies.
- Reception & KS1 follow the PATHS programme which is designed to empower all children to develop the fundamental, social & emotional learning skills which will enable them to make positive choices throughout life.
- Our PSHE curriculum is from Coram Life Education – SCARF. Alongside this is a regular visit from the Lancashire Life Bus.
- BBC Newsround is used in Year 2 & throughout KS2 as a vehicle for discussion about current world issues.
- Democratically elected School Council.
- Playground buddies & leaders.
- Digital leaders.
- 2017-18 will see the introduction of Head Boy & Head Girl, prefects and House teams throughout the school.
- All children are involved in creating a set of classroom rules at the beginning of each academic year.
- We have a family worker/learning mentor who provides opportunities for restorative approaches to resolving conflict (Individual liberty).
- Regular Creative weeks & days address some of the fundamentals of British Values. For example – we celebrated the Queen’s birthday, diversity was celebrated through our Rio week & India was celebrated as part of the Gov 2017 UK –India year of culture. We have had Faith days, Remembrance days and are looking next academic year to having a ‘Keep calm we are British’ day and a possible visit from Rachael Dodgson who is the Regional Education Outreach Officer – North West.
- Posters around school promote discussion.
- We ensure that storybooks in our class libraries include all different facets of our society.
- We promote attendance....a skill for life and get over 97% as a school with many getting 100% attendance.