British Values at Newton Hill Community School

 

Promoting British Values

 

As part of the Prevent Duty, we have a duty to ‘actively promote’ the fundamental British values

  • Democracy
  • the rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect
  • Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

Democracy

Each year the children decide upon their class agreement and the rights associated with these. All the children contribute to the drawing up of the agreement. We have a student council which meets every week with the Deputy Headteacher. The council will have their own budget to promote changes in school. Every child on the school council is voted in by their class. Children are asked to give feedback, for example about School meals and about their own learning.

The Rule of Law

The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced at Newton Hill.   Pupils are taught from an early age the rules of the school. These are our 5 Golden Rules and Safety Rules. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind rules and laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service help reinforce this message.   

Individual Liberty

At Newton Hill, pupils 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 young pupils to make informed choices, through a safe environment and an empowering education.  Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our e-Safety and PSHE lessons.  

Mutual Respect

Mutual respect is at the heart of our values. Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community treat each other with respect. One our Golden Rules reads: We will keep everyone included.     

Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs

Newton Hill is a diverse school. We actively promote diversity through our celebrations of different faiths and cultures. Religious Education lessons and PSHE lessons reinforce messages of tolerance and respect for others. Members of different faiths and religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school.

 

How we promote British Values at Newton Hill:

KS/Phase

How we promote British Values

EYFS

Golden Rules

Electing School Council Members

SEAL Topics

Circle Time Stories and discussions

 

 

KS1

Golden Rules

RE Topics

Electing School Council Members. Discussion of democracy.

SEAL/PSHE Topics

Circle Time debates

Class Agreements

 

KS2

Golden Rules

RE Topics

Electing School Council Members. Discussion of democracy

SEAL/PSHE Topics

Circle Time debates

Debates in English – Arguments for and against

Police/Fire Safety Visits

Class Agreements

 

Parents/Carers

Home-School Agreement - School Vision and Golden Rules

Celebration Assembly

 

Whole School

 

Assemblies - reflection time in assembly.

 

British Values Display

Our School Vision

Assembly Focus: British Values

Learning about different celebrations: For example: Harvest/Christmas/Easter/Eid/Ramadan/Chinese New Year

Charity Awareness Assemblies – Down’s Syndrome, Autistic Society, Pre-Loved Border Collies. Respectful of others.

NSPCC

E-Safety Assemblies