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British Values

The DFE have recently reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on 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.”

The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values have been reiterated this year (2014).  
At Tudor Primary School we value the diverse ethnic backgrounds of all pupils and families and undertake a variety of events and lessons to celebrate these. We have found this approach to be enriching for all parties as it teaches tolerance and respect for the differences in our community and the wider world. Underpinning all of this is a range of curriculum topics, which have strong links to the British Empire.
At Tudor these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:

Democracy:
Democracy is within the school. Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our School Council and Pupil questionnaires. The elections of school councillors, as well star of the week, are based solely on pupil votes. Our school behaviour policy involves rewards, which the pupils decide upon.

The Rule of Law:
The importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school collective worship. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind 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, Fire Service etc. are regular parts of our calendar and help reinforce this message.

Individual Liberty:
Within school, 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 choices safety, through the provision of a safe environment and empowering education.  Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advise how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety and PSHE lessons. Whether it is through choice of challenge, of how they record, of participation in our numerous extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices.

Mutual Respect:
Part of our school ethos and behaviour policy has evolved around Core Values such as ‘Respect’, and pupils have been part of discussions and assemblies related to what this means and how it is shown. Posters around the school promote respect for others and this is reiterated through our classroom and learning rules, as well as our behaviour policy.

 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 opportunities to experience such diversity. Assemblies and discussions involving prejudices and prejudice-based bullying have been followed and supported by learning in RE and PSHE. Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school. We actively promote diversity through our celebrations of different faiths and cultures. The children visit places of worship that are important to different faiths. 



British Values and TudoPrimary School
 
The Fundamental Values oBritish life include:  At the citizenship ceremony new citizens pledge to uphold these values.
·         Democracy
·         The rule of law
·         Individual liberty
·         Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
·         Participation in community life


In school the British Values correlate strongly with our Tudor Primary School Values.

 

TudoSchool Values British Value
Respect for ourselves, others and our environment
 
·         Individual liberty
·         Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
·         The rule of law
 
Kindness, friendship ·         Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
·         Individual liberty
·         Democracy
 
Responsibility ·         The rule of law
·         Individual liberty
·         Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
·         Participation in community life
·         Democracy
 
Honesty
 
·         Individual liberty
·         Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
·         Participation in community life
·         Democracy
Good Manners
 
·         Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
·         Participation in community life
·         Individual liberty
 
Aspiration ·         Individual liberty
·         Participation in community life
 
Determination ·         Individual liberty
·         Participation in community life
 
 
These values are reinforced through our curriculum and assemblies
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