british values

How we Promote British Values at Bucklebury

Democracy

Children learn about Democracy through the following.

  • Formulation and agreement of a set of ‘class rules’ at the beginning of each school year.
  • Organisation of election days when pupils are to be chosen as representatives for particular roles following the presentation of election manifestos by the candidate.
  • Engagement pupils in organising and managing whole-school events. Some of these will involve raising money for charities.
  • Children’s engagement in supporting the interviewing process for new teaching staff.
  • Discussion of democracy within assemblies.
  • Revisit school community code and discuss underpinning principles of this.

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7

Rule of Law

Children learn about The Rule of Law through the following

  • Having a clear, consistent relationships policy (based upon restorative practice) which is consistently applied throughout the school.
  • Providing opportunities for children to reflect about positive and negative behaviour during curriculum time.
  • Providing an extensive Road Safety programme throughout the school through ‘Bikeability’ Training and general road safety wherever possible.
  • Developing links with our Police Community Support Officer.
  • Addressing issues of law during whole-school assemblies as and when appropriate.
  • Giving considerable time to individual pupils who require additional opportunities to understand the importance of following rules.
  • Encouraging visits from external agencies to talk to the children in school.
  • Using our extensive reward system to acknowledge good behaviour as well as good academic work.

Whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.Philippians 4:8

Individual Liberty

Children learn about Individual Liberty through the following

  • Pupils are actively encouraged to make choices at our school, knowing that they are living within a safe and supportive environment.
  • Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our online safety teaching.
  • Pupils are given important roles in school; we have a wide range of captain positions
  • Pupils are encouraged to understand responsibility in school in terms of behaviour and attitude to learning.
  • Justice and fairness are key principles within our school.
  • Issues linked to justice are given an assembly focus as one of our key values.
  • Pupils are taught how to be safe and how to act safely. This is given an additional emphasis during theme weeks
  • Our curriculum promotes independent learning .Our curriculum aims to be empowering and provides many opportunities for children to exercise choice.
  • Pupils learn about economic awareness and responsibilities and freedoms related to this through enterprise and group learning

Just as each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of the varied grace of God. 1 Peter 4:10

Mutual Respect

Love is the cornerstone of school life. It determines the way in which we support and care for each other, for the community and for the environment.

Children learn about Respect through the following.

  • The promotion of positive relationships.
  • The modelling of positive relationships by all adults working in school.
  • A detailed and extensive Personal, Social and Health Education curriculum in which children are taught that behaviour has an effect upon those around them and upon their own rights.
  • The RE curriculum.
  • All other aspects of the curriculum (as successfully working in groups requires respect for each other).
  • The positive reward system developed to promote respect.
  • Our celebration assemblies when all pupils show respect for the efforts of others.
  • Giving responsibility to pupils.
  • Participation in events organised to raise money for various charities.
  • Our contribution to the community
  • Learning to live with their peers on educational residential visits.

Treat others just as you want to be treated. Luke 6:31

Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs

Understanding of Faiths and Beliefs is promoted in our school through the following.

  • The stated aims and values of the school.
  • The PSHE curriculum.
  • The RE curriculum.
  • The Modern Foreign Languages curriculum.
  • Educational visits to places of religious worship.
  • The school’s Equal Opportunities Policy.
  • Class and whole school assemblies.
  • Work on prejudice-based bullying as part of of PSHE programme
  • Using world events as opportunities to positively reinforce life and culture in other countries (football world cup, the Olympics, etc.)

Just as each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of the varied grace of God. 1 Peter 4:10