The Department for Education has introduced a statutory duty for schools to promote British Values more actively from September 2014, and to ensure they are taught in schools.
Wynndale Primary School is committed to serving its community and surrounding areas. We recognise the multi-cultural, multi-faith nature of the United Kingdom and understand the crucial role our school plays in promoting the following values. This statement outlines some of the activities the children are regularly involved in which support the promotion of a clear understanding of democracy, individual liberty, tolerance of different faiths and beliefs, mutual respect and the rule of law.
The five key British Values are: democracy; the rule of law; individual liberty; mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.
- Our school is a democracy in which everyone’s voice is listened to and everyone can make a difference
- Democratic processes are evident in all classes, all adults modelling fair behaviour and systems
- In Pupil Voice sessions, pupils lead the sessions, set agendas and make decisions
- Children are involved in Democratic processes e.g. voting for school councillors or Eco etc
- Children design their rewards at the end of term linked to our Wynndale Houses
- Children decide on fund raising ideas
- Children are involved in deciding what their learning will be in each topic
- We have links to the local PCSOs who visit school to educate the children about upholding British laws and the justice system.
- Children have key roles and responsibilities in school, such as children who take on the roles of Sports Leaders, Reading Buddies and Librarians, Recyclers, Composters etc
- Children are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment
- As a school we educate and provide boundaries for children to make choices safely
- Through our curricular clubs and opportunities, children are given the freedom to make choices
- The aims and ethos statement are embodied in all that we do in school
- In RE lessons we promote individual liberty through teaching and questioning about identity, belonging and diversity, as outlined in the Nottingham Agreed Syllabus.
Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
- This is achieved through enhancing pupils understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them experiences to learn about diversity, understanding and respect
- Our R.E. curriculum provides a broad and balanced education on a range of faiths, religions and cultures
- Assemblies and discussions about prejudice and prejudice-based bullying have been reinforced and supported by learning in RE and PSHE
- PSHE is integral to our whole school ethos and daily life
- Staff from other countries and visitors from other faiths and cultures share their language and culture with our pupils at every opportunity.
- Our PSHE curriculum embodies values of mutual respect through units of learning such as relationships and being a responsible citizen
- Respect is embodied within our whole school Behaviour Policy
- PE opportunities, coaching sessions and inter school games promote an attitude of equality and fairness
- Our Games Crew promote mutual respect between pupils across different key stages as do our Pupil Voice Sessions.
The Rule of Law
- The importance of laws, whether they are those that govern the class, the school or the country are consistently reinforced throughout the school day
- We have links with the local police through PSCO and DARE and CASE programme
- We have a clearly structured behaviour policy which all stakeholders understand and follow
- We regularly review behaviour incidents in school and share these with key stakeholders
- Assemblies are delivered with a focus on the law e.g. Safety Awareness and E-safety Awareness, Community respect.
- In RE pupils examine different codes of conduct, understanding right and wrong within a local, national and global scale.