British Values Statement
New Town Primary School is committed to serving its community and surrounding areas. We recognise the multi-cultural, multi-faith nature of the United Kingdom and understand the crucial role our schools play in promoting these values. We believe it is very important for our children to develop a strong set of values and Principles, and that they question and understand what it means to grow up in British Society.
We are a school for all.
This statement outlines the key British values we actively promote.
- Children are involved in Democratic processes e.g. voting for school councillors and shared rewards
- The school councils are led by a member of staff who adheres to the democratic processes.
- We have links with the local PCSOs who visit the school regularly and offer links to local business and advice and who can support us with education our children about upholding British law and the prosecution service.
- Children have key roles and responsibilities in school, such as children in Key Stage 2 who take on roles such as Register Monitors.
- Within school, children are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe supportive and environment
- As a school we educate and provide boundaries for children to make choices safely.
- Through our curricular clubs and opportunities, children are given the freedom to make choices.
- The aims and the ethos statement are embodied in all that we do in school.
- Our PSHE curriculum embodies values of mutual respect through units of learning such as relationships and being a responsible citizen.
- Respect is embedded within our Behaviour Policy.
- We discuss what it means to be British enabling children to engage critically with stereotypes and prejudices and develop an understanding of how we can celebrate our heritage and home cultures whilst also embracing the ties that bind us together.
Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
- Our R.E curriculum provides a broad and balanced education on a range of faiths, religions and cultures. At New Town there is a strong focus on the Christian values.
- We have a growing number of E.A.L children and actively use school resources to promote their learning and integration into our school society.
- We have staff from other countries and visitors from other faiths who share their language and culture with our pupils.
The Rule of Law
- We have links with the local police through the PCSOs
- We have a clearly structured behaviour policy (Respect for All) which all stakeholders understand and follow.
- We regularly review behaviour incidents in school and share these with key stakeholders.
- Assemblies are delivered with a focus on the law e.g. Safety Awareness and E-Safety Awareness.
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