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.
- 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.
- We elect a Head Boy & Head Girl and their deputies, senior prefects and prefects every year.
- 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 Platinum Jubilee for the Queen and then together mourned her passing. Diversity is celebrated in a variety of ways - have had Faith days and Remembrance days which we continue every year.
- 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 96% as a school with many getting 100% attendance.