Our British Values                    

The DfE have reinforced the need for all schools “to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.” 

At St Andrews CE Primary School, we actively promote these values and challenge any opinions and behaviours that are contrary to or undermine them.  We foster an environment where there is mutual respect, tolerance and democracy, and where the rule of law and individual freedom are respected. We embed these values across all areas of learning and school life and help to nurture the development of the whole child, in preparation for future life in modern Britain. 

We aim to help pupils understand the role of British values in society and through our curriculum in line with the following aims:

Enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence

EYFS

 

 Star of the Week awards

 Class bears- which the children take home as a reward

 Helping Hands- using older children to support EYFS children in targeted   areas

Key Stage 1

 Reward systems in place and work on Growth Mindset all year round.

 Circle Time sessions as part of general practice as well as targeted at   specific issues

 Self-knowledge in PSHE Study Unit- New Beginnings

 Star of the Week and Star of the day.

 Show and tell times

 Child-led Presentations on an interest of their own choice.

 WOW work boards.

Key Stage 2

 Star of the Week

 Reward systems e.g. table points and class rewards

 Use of Social Stories to address key incidents and concerns

 Continuous work and support on PSHE

 Residential Trips to Hindleap, Isle of Wight and France including   opportunities for children’s talent to be celebrated through Talent Shows.

 Inspirational speech writing and individual presentations to class.

 Children creating their own film version of The Odyssey.

 Year 6 and Reception Buddying System.

 Peer Reading and Playground Pals

 

Enable students to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England.

EYFS

 Golden rules

Key Stage 1

 PSHE Study Unit- Getting on and falling out: Talking about rules inside   the classroom and how these can be called laws outside the classroom.

 School and Class rules focus- Making Good choices.

Key Stage 2

 Individual behaviour plans.

 Titanic Topic work on Rich/Poor and morality

 Raiders and Invaders Topic- Laws and customs evolution.

 Studying the apartheid system, civil rights and the origins of democracy.

 Recreation of Court Room in ‘Trial of Mr Tumnus’

 School and Class rules focus- Making Good choices.

 

Encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely.

EYFS

·         Golden rules

·         Visiting the Church

·         Visit by School Vicar- Father Da  n

 

Key Stage 2

·         Work on New Year Resolutions: Personal, School and Community.

·         Continuous work on Growth Mind-set

·         Reverse Advent Calendar supporting local elderly

·         Study of what is ‘Fair Trade’- Year 5 Topic on Africa.

·         School Council- Behaviour Bees

·         School Choir singing at local elderly care home.

·         Charity Collections

·         Harvest festivals services linked with local homeless support agencies

 

Enable students to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England

 

Key Stage 1

·         Children learn about Queen Elizabeth II.

·         Fire Service visit to the school and talk.

·         School visits to the Lifeboat station, Hove library and the War                      memorial.

 

 

Further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling students to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures.

EYFS

·         Visits from parents of different faiths

·         Learning about cultures and festivals e.g. Feb 18- Chinese New                  Year

·         Celebrating cultures within the staff and children of our class.

·         Celebrating Differences Week held every two years

Key Stage 1

·         St Andrews Day leading onto discussions about other saints days              in  the United Kingdom.

·         Religious Education Lessons

·         PSHE work on diversity.

·         Celebrating the different languages and cultures of class members.

·         School services and assemblies/worship.

·         Celebrating Differences Week held every two years

Key Stage 2

·         Comparison of life (esp. School life) in China and Japan to Britain.

·         Religious Education studies on Islam, other world faiths and how                Christmas is celebrated globally.

·         Jewish cultural exchange.

·         Learning about African countries and their cultures- Role of                        colonialism by Western European countries.

·         Cultural misunderstanding drama activity.

·         Homeric tales and their influence on world literature and culture.

·         Celebrating Differences Week held every two years

 

 

 

Encourage respect for other people.

EYFS

·         Golden Rules

·         PSHE- Circle Times

Key Stage 1

·         School Values series in Collective Worship and in class

·         Anti-Bullying week held annually

·         PSHE work on Relationships and respect.

·         Behaviour of children in classrooms and on the playground.

·         Use of talk partners and group work.

·         Re-enforcement throughout the year in whole school gatherings                  and assemblies

Key Stage 2

·         School Values series in Collective Worship and in class

·         Anti-Bullying week held annually

·         Children choosing and then raising money for class charities.

·         Drawing up a class charter.

·         Expressing appreciation for others work e.g. Inspirational speeches            and presentations.

·         Use of talk partners and group work.

·         Re-enforcement throughout the year in whole school gatherings                  and assemblies

 

Encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England.

EYFS

·         Voting in class

·         Class discussions

·         Open door policy between the classes.

Key Stage 1

·         Children are given the opportunity to vote between choices of                      activities.

·         Choosing a book for story time by a show of hands.

·         School Council elections

·         News Bites.

Key Stage 2

·         School mock General Election.

·         Topic work on value of laws and human rights.

·         Studying the origins of law and government.

·         School Council elections

·         Learning about Athenian democracy in Year 5

·         Literacy work on Balanced arguments and class debates

·         History studies on crime and punishment and its impact on society.

 

 

In addition to this Key Stage 2 enjoy an fortnightly assembly designed to address British history, values and culture every fortnight.  These addresses themes such as votes for women, war, apartheid, changes in industry, exploration and the Crown.