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British Values

British Values 

 

At Anstey Junior School we actively promote the fundamental British values of:

Democracy

The rule of law

Individual liberty

Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

 

Democracy: include in suitable parts of the curriculum, as appropriate for the age of pupils, material on the strengths, advantages and disadvantages of democracy, and how democracy and the law works in Britain, in contrast to other forms of government in other countries. Ensure that all pupils within the school have a voice that is listened to, and demonstrate how democracy works by actively promoting democratic processes such as a school council whose members are voted for by the pupils;

  • General Election – 4 parties, leaders elected from Y6, cabinet selected, manifestos prepared and presented to whole school, hustings, voting and polling station, each class represented a constituency, Prime Minister elected
  • Brexit vote – children voted in school
  • School council
  • House captains elections – children from Y6 prepared speeches, PP presentations, and presented them to all children in their house. All children voted on boy/ girl Captain and Vice. They have led house assemblies, helped organise sports day and inter-house competitions
  • Pupil voice
  • Introducing concept of democracy in Ancient Greece to Y5
  • Local MP Damian Hinds to visit Y5

 

The rule of law

  • 3 school rules - Be Safe, Be responsible and Show respect. All children know school rules
  • Class discussions about the school rules
  • E-safety – dangers and laws of social media – visit from John Noakes CEOP ( Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) to talk to parents children and staff about e-safety
  • Letter sent to parents of children in Y5/6 regarding e-safety and use of What’s App? in response to inappropriate use of site 
  • Fair play in sports and team games – CM sports, PE lessons, Sports day, local sports tournaments
  • Lunchtime legends – recognising those children who are demonstrating good social play
  • ThinkSafe event – available to all Y6 across the country
  • RNLI and Hampshire Fire Service – safety and rules to keep safe

 

Individual Liberty use opportunities such as general or local elections to hold mock elections to promote fundamental British values and provide pupils Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs use teaching resources from a wide variety of sources to help pupils understand a range of faiths. Anstey Junior School British Values with the opportunity to learn how to argue and defend points of view;

  • Rights of pupils – assemblies based on UN Convention on Human Rights
  • Assemblies cover children’s charter
  • School council
  • Senior pupils
  • Celebration Assembly
  • Frames for outstanding work
  • Young enterprise stalls – Summer fete – each Y6 group to have £10 to resource and prepare stall for Summer fete
  • General Election – 4 parties, leaders elected from Y6, cabinet selected, manifestos prepared and presented to whole school, hustings, voting and polling station, each class represented a constituency, Primer Minister elected
  • Wide range of extra-curricular clubs
  • Using PP money to enable children to have access to range of opportunities – residentials, music lessons and school trips are funded for all PP children
  • NFER survey to all parents about school provision
  • Themed weeks and lessons, provided as an opportunity for all to shine: outdoor Learning Week, national Sports Week
  • Outdoor Learning
  • Debates in writing, such as Does God care about the World? Is graffiti art or vandalism?
  • Bikeability – Y6

 

An understanding that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law

  • Assemblies that cover different festivals of different faiths, parents and children talk about their faith at these times and share resources/food/outfits etc.
  • Celebrating cultural festivals – Christmas, Passover
  • Charities – support an Indian Boy, support elderly people in the community through harvest parcels and home grown produce
  • Respecting others through a collective understanding of school rules
  • Gold book
  • Class certificates, lunchtimes legends, French certificates,
  • Celebration assembly
  • Music concerts – iRock, Summer concert showcasing peripatetic music lessons
  • Respect for the school environment – composting, gardening, growing our own produce, using nature trail/ dens responsibly and safely. 
  • Easter service at local church
  • Remembrance Day assembly – taking part in minute silence.
  • Circle time
  • PDL curriculum – compliments British Values • consider the role of extra-curricular activity, including any run directly by pupils, in promoting fundamental British values.
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