British Values at Our School
In each class, two areas of the fundamental British Values are taught per year so there is a two year cycle throughout our school. For example, Year 3 are taught 'Democracy' and 'Individual Liberty' whilst Year 4 are taught' Mutual Respect, Tolerance & Diversity' plus 'Rule of Law'. Please see our Long Term Plan (LTP) attachment. We follow a planned scheme of work devised by the 'Schools Linking Project' www.schoolslinking.org.uk. Central to each plan is an age-appropriate book. For example, 'Individual Liberty' is based on the book, 'Only One You' by Linda Kranz.
The programme of study (Schools Linking Project) helps :
- Foster understanding of Identity, Diversity, Community, Equality
- Develop social skills
- Support Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development of pupils including British values
- Promotes achievement
- Learning to live in a changing and complex global world
Other examples of British Values in action within our school are developed by:
Democracy – strong school council, our children know that their voice is valued and listened to by adults in school.
Individual liberty- pupil’s awareness of their choice and freedoms in school and in their own life now and in the future.
Rule of law- make links to importance of school rules and values and that the law applies to everyone
Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs (and those without faith) identify , continue and build on existing good practice in collective worship, assemblies, RE topics ,other links to curriculum topics, circle time, relationships and lunchtime clubs.
Extremism is not a new topic in education, but schools have a relatively new statutory duty to pay "due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism".
In response to this challenging and serious new responsibility, LGfL has worked with leading extremism experts specialising in ISIS and the far right to provide information, insights and advice to help schools navigate this difficult area.