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British Values

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:

•    democracy
•    rule of law
•    individual liberty
•    mutual respect
•    tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs 

At Old Clee Primary Academy, we do all we can to help our pupils develop into self-assured, confident, happy and positive young people. By adopting British values within our core teaching principles, we ensure that our pupils promote a positive approach to both their own lives and the lives of others.

We enable our pupils to:

  • Develop their self- confidence and self- knowledge by encouraging them to articulate their feelings and opinions.
  • Distinguish right from wrong, both at a school-level and by establishing respect for the civil and criminal law of England.
  • Accept responsibility for their behaviour and show initiative in their response to a range of scenarios.
  • Understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the local community of the school.
  • Develop a mature understanding of the importance of public services and institutions in England, within a civilised society.
  • Respect the fundamental British values of democracy by showing mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
  • Be exposed to a balanced presentation of political views while refraining from promoting one specific viewpoint.

Monday 16th May 2022

 

Responsible Citizen and Mutual Respect 

 

 

Our focus within the academy this week has been around the letter ‘R’. The letter ‘R’ stands for ‘Responsible. As a responsible citizen, we strive for the children within our academy to show qualities such as: commitment, being a role model, being decisive and showing accountability.

 

As a further focus within the academy is British Values, this week Mr Dean linked the responsible citizen to the British Value of:

 

‘Mutual Respect’.

 

Mr Dean delivered the assembly with a range wide of information relating to how we should act online, and also online safety. This allowed for lots of in depth discussions within class, such as:

 

‘How should we behave online?’

‘What is meant by online safety?’

 

 

 

Monday 9th May 

 

Problem Solving Citizen & Mutual Respect 

 

SUPERB Citizen   

 

As an academy, our focus this week has revolved around the letter ‘E’ within our SUPERB citizen. The ‘E’ stands for Empathetic. As an empathetic citizen, we strive for the children in the academy to show how understanding, sympathetic, accepting, respectful, attentive and compassionate they are to themselves and those around them- both inside and outside of the academy.

 

A further focus within the academy is the understanding of the British Values. This week, Mrs Leader linked our Empathetic citizen, to the British Value of:

 

‘Tolerance of different cultures and religions’.

 

Miss Leader delivered the Empathetic Citizen and the British Value assembly with a wide range of questions for class teachers to discuss with the pupils within their class. Some examples of the class discussion were:

Tuesday 3rd May 

 

Problem Solving Citizen & Mutual Respect 

 

 

SUPERB Citizen  

 

This week, the focus of our SUPERB citizen has related to the letter ‘P’. The ‘P’ stands for Problem Solving. The children loved being able to show teachers and others around the academy what SUEPRB problem solvers they can be; both within the classroom and on the playground.

 

Miss Birchall began the week with an assembly which focused on being a ‘Problem Solver’. This week, she really put the children’s problem solving skills to the test. Miss Birchall decided to read the story ‘Stuck' by Oliver Jeffers, a book about a little boy called Floyd who had to solve a HUGE problem. Whilst she was reading, the children had to answer the following questions:

 

  • Is Floyd a good problem solver? 
  • At what point could the story have been changed so the boy didn't cause so many problems?

 

The children were able to use their problem solving skills to answer the questions.

 

This also linked in perfectly with our other focus : British Value of Mutual Respect.

 

Mutual Respect was an important part of this weeks’ assembly as it allowed the children to reflect on always being kind to those around us, even if their problem solving method is different.


 

 

Monday 25th April 2022

 

Unique Citizen, Mutual Respect and Respectful Relationships

   

This week, we have been focusing on the letter ‘U’ within our SUPERB citizen. The ‘U’ stands for being Unique. As this is an area which has been visited numerous of time this year, the children are becoming more confident in being able to discuss what makes them special and unique inside and outside of school.

 

Another focus within the academy, is to understanding the different British Values:

 

  • Democracy   
  • Rule of Law   
  • Individual Liberty   
  • Mutual Respect  
  • Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.   

 

 

As Miss Hutson undertook the assembly this week, she focused on ‘Mutual Respect’ and how it links to ‘Respectful Relationships’. Miss Hutson gave the children questions such as:

 

‘What does it mean to have Respectful Relationships?’

‘Why is it important to be respectful?’


Wednesday 20th April 2022

 

Self-Aware Citizen & Individual Liberty

 

This week, we have been focusing on the letter ‘S’ within our SUPERB citizen. The ‘S’ stands for Self-Aware. To understand being ‘Self-Aware’, all teachers across the school discussed with their classes what it means to be ‘Self-Aware’.

 

As you know, the British Values consist of:

  • Democracy  
  • Rule of Law  
  • Individual Liberty  
  • Mutual Respect 
  • Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.  

So, Mrs Maloney linked the Self-Aware citizen with the British Value of ‘Individual Liberty’ and teachers discussed this with the children, asking questions such as:

 

‘What is Liberty?

‘What are you free to do?’

 

Monday 28th March 

 

SUPERB and BRITISH VALUES

 

This week, we have been focusing on the letter ‘B’ within our SUPERB citizen. The ‘B’ stands for benevolent. To begin the week, Mr Cole held an assembly to highlight the importance of being a benevolent citizen.

 

As you know, the British Values consist of:

  • Democracy 
  • Rule of Law 
  • Individual Liberty 
  • Mutual Respect
  • Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. 

 

So, Mr Cole linked our benevolent citizen with the British Value of ‘Mutual Respect’ and discussed with the children:

“What is a healthy relationship?” and “Who can be in a healthy relationship?”- The children had some fantastic discussions with their class teacher.

 


 

Monday 21st March 

 

Responsible Citizen and Mutual Respect

 

As this week is the ‘R’ within our SUEPRB citizen, we have been looking at being Responsible. To start the week off, Mr Dean did an assembly using the book ‘Christopher Nibbles’ which followed a story about a hamster who had to be responsible within his community. The children loved this story and where able to recognise that the character was being responsible to help those within his town.

 

This story, also linked into our new focus of BRITISH VALUES, which consist of the following:

  • Democracy
  • Rule of Law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual Respect
  • Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

 

The responsible citizen this week, linked in with the ‘Mutual Respect’ aspect of the British Values. Mr Dean discussed and questioned the children on: ‘How the character showed mutual respect with others in the story?’

 

Monday 14th March Assembly 

 

Empathetic & Democracy 

 

This week, we have been looking at the ‘E’ within our SUPERB citizen. The ‘E’ stands for empathetic. To start the week, Mr Cole did an assembly to highlight the importance of being empathetic towards those around us and those in our community.

Mr Cole did this by introducing our new school focus of ‘British Values’ which highlights the principal which we pride ourselves on. These ‘British Values’ focuses around the following headings:

  • Democracy
  • Rule of Law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual Respect
  • Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

We linked our ‘Empathetic Citizen with the ‘British Value’ of ‘Democracy’ and how we can be empathetic to those citizens in Ukraine. We discussed the importance of having a ‘voice’ and having a ‘say’.

 

Please find below the information shared with children:

 

The children were then asked the following questions to discuss in their classrooms with their class teacher: 

'How are we showing that we have a voice, and how are we showing that we are being empathetic to those in Ukraine?'

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