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British Values Statement

As directed under Ofsted guidance, we at St. Andrew’s CE Infant School take opportunities to actively promote British Values, defined by the government as the following:

These British values are embedded in our school ethos, taught through our curriculum, demonstrated through our daily school life and modelled by our school staff. Actively promoting also means challenging pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values, including ‘extremist’ views. We have a climate where pupils feel safe and secure, and maximise their fulfilment of potential.

Pupil voice plays an integral part in driving the school forward and school rules at different levels are seen as the foundation upon which this can be achieved. Our children’s behaviour and tolerances are congratulated by visitors to the school and during outings into the community.

The following are a selection of activities and that are evidence of our commitment to British values:

Democracy

  • Class elections for school council
  • Pupil survey about the school, teaching and learning
  • The idea of a team and the concept of a winner is also important
  • Collaborative work in year groups
  • Weekly class vote for an outstanding pupil
  • Parent Survey asking Parents about their views of the school
  • Election of Staff and Parent Governors

Rule of Law

  • Rules of the school
  • Rules of the playground
  • Rules of the classroom and lunch time
  • Responsibility towards others at lunch time
  • Safety rules
  • Pupils taught consequences when breaking laws
  • Use of the behaviour Sun Cloud
  • Use of whole school Behaviour Policy
  • Visit from Police and Fire Service to consider law

Individual Liberty

  • Provide boundaries for pupils to make safe choices
  • Encouragement to exercise personal freedom when choosing playtime activities and free time allocation
  • Choice of reading material within banding
  • Personal interpretation of Home Learning assignments
  • Choice in after school clubs
  • Mufti days
  • Create a sense of initiative, e.g. the understanding that they can generate good by doing good (Golden Time)
  • Applying Christian values to our daily school life

Mutual Respect

  • Pupils encouraged to speak to each other with respect and adults with confidence
  • All school staff know all pupils by first name and parents
  • Achievements noted by class sticker charts
  • Weekly achievement worship to celebrate certificates
  • Stickers for reward
  • Poppy Day

Tolerance faith/beliefs

  • Assemblies which uphold traditional values of empathy, respect and tolerance
  • Celebrate different faiths, cultures and beliefs: Harvest Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Diwali, World Book Day, Shrove Tuesday, Chinese New Year, Festival of Holi
  • Regular visits from local Church representatives
  • Godly Play
  • Entire school takes part in one communal Nativity play
  • Visit to place of worship
  • St. George's Day, St. Patrick's Day, St. David's Day and St. Andrew's Day