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St Andrew's CE Primary School

St Andrew'sCE Primary School

British Values

At St Andrew’s Primary School, we take very seriously our responsibility to prepare children for life in modern, multicultural Britain. We incorporate fundamental British Values of tolerance and respect across the ethos and work of the school. All curriculum areas provide a channel for furthering the development of these concepts.  In particular, our RE, SMSC, PSHE and Citizenship lessons provide excellent opportunities to deepen and develop understanding of British values, respect, tolerance, democracy and liberty.  Children embrace these concepts with enthusiasm and demonstrate a good understanding of their application to their own lives.  Our Christian values ensure our children have a values-based understanding which gives them an excellent platform for embracing difference.

Value 

Mutual respect and the tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

Statement 

Respect is a fundamental school value, around which pivots much of the work of the school. We pay explicit attention to this as part of our RE, PHSE, and SMSC curriculum.

Evidence 

Collective Worship.
RE curriculum RE planning and workbooks.
Learning Walks for behaviour and behaviour for learning School Values

Impact 

Children can articulate why respect is important; how they show respect to others and how they feel about it for themselves.

Children’s behaviour demonstrates a good understanding of this value in action.

Children are able to talk about the different faiths and cultures they learn about, ask questions and show tolerance and respect for others of different faiths and religions

   

Value 

Democracy

Statement 

The children at St Andrew’s Primary see democracy carried out in a variety of ways and see this as being an essential component of successful team working.

Democracy is a school value that children meet when discussing respect and fairness.

Evidence 

The establishment of a new School Council each year models the democratic process.

RE planning and work books.

Learning Walks for behaviour and behaviour for learning School Values

Visit to Houses of Parliament.

Impact 

Children are able to work co-operatively in pairs and groups as well as in whole class situations. They understand about turn taking and respecting the views of others.

Children in KS2 in particular are able to use the language of respect.

   

Value 

Rule of Law

Statement 

The children at St Andrew’s are familiar with this concept through the ethos and work of the school. Discussion of values are part of RE and PHSE  lessons,

KS2 children develop skills in debating and discussing laws/rules and their application.

Evidence 

Class Rules /School Rules/Learning Behaviours School Values PSHE/Citizenship lessons on the role of law and parliament School Council meetings and Collective Worship.

RE planning and work books.

Learning Walks for behaviour and behaviour for learning.

Impact 

Children are able to articulate how and why we need to behave in school.

   

Value 

Individual Liberty

Statement 

Our Values based discussions and acts of worship begin with discussion about the self, e.g. self –respect and self-worth in relation to the individual Children are strongly encouraged to develop independence in learning and to think for themselves.

Evidence 

Children are able to show independence in learning and to think for themselves.

Impact 

Children understand about the importance of accepting responsibility and of their right to be heard in school.

They are consulted on many aspects of school life and demonstrate independence of thought and action.