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British Values

Ashton Primary School

Statement of British Values

The government has defined British Values as democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs. We promote these values through our school using the curriculum and additional activities.  Underpinning our school values are the United Nations Rights of the Child and the school drivers of ambition, knowledge of the world and emotional awareness.

Value

How We Promote It

 

Democracy

 

 

 

 

 

 

UN CRC Article 12: Children have the right to say what they think should happen, when adults are making decisions that affect them, and to have their opinions taken into account.

 

·We have an elected Pupil Voice Council. This is used as an opportunity to promote and teach about democracy and the electoral process.

· We encourage children to take ownership and responsibility for different aspects of school life e.g. Head boy and Head girl, House Captains, Young Caretakers, Play leaders, Lunch Monitors, Eco Club, Librarians, Digital leaders etc.

· The beginnings of democracy are taught through historical research of the Ancient Greece civilisation.

· Democracy is also promoted through additional PSHE lessons and assemblies.

· Visits to Preston City Council take place annually.

· Children are taught about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and learn to respect their rights and the rights of others.

 

The rule of law

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UN CRC Article 19: Governments should ensure that children are properly cared for, and protect them from violence, abuse and neglect by their parents, or anyone else who looks after them.

 

· We have high expectations about pupil conduct and this is reflected in our Behaviour Policy.   There are rewards for exhibiting good and caring behaviour through things such as Class Dojos, Star of the Day, Star of the Week and Headteacher Awards.

· Children nominate each other for Rights Respecting awards linked directly to the UN Rights of the Child.

· Through our school assemblies, circle time and PSHE children are taught how to earn trust and respect and are supported to develop a strong sense of morality; knowing right from wrong and doing the right thing even when it is difficult.  

· The local police officer/PCSO visits the school to talk to the children and explain about their role in society.

· Learning mentors support children in their understanding of school policies.

· Children are taught about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and learn to respect their rights and the rights of others.

Individual liberty

 

 

 

 

UN CRC Article 31: All children have a right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of activities.

UN CRC Article 15: Children have the right to meet together and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights.

 

·  Through our school values and the PSHE programme, children are taught about personal responsibility, choices, ambition and aspiration. They are encouraged to take opportunities to follow their interests in art, music, sport etc.

·  A wide range of extra curricular provision is offered at no charge.

·                       Ashton’s Curriculum Plan has specific units relating to individual liberty including “Good to be Me”

·                       Children are taught to keep themselves safe, including on-line. This is done through computing lessons, assemblies and outside organisations such as the NSPCC as well as through the PSHE curriculum.

·                        Children take part in role play such as a Mock Trial and are invited to Preston City Council to visit the Mayor’s Chambers.

·                        Children are taught about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and learn to respect their rights and the rights of others.

 

 

 

Mutual respect

 

 

 

UN CRC Article 2: The Convention applies to everyone whatever their race, religion, abilities, whatever they think or say and whatever type of family they come from.

UN CRC Article 30: Children have a right to learn and use the language and customs of their families, whether these are shared by the majority of people in the country or not.

 

·  We have high expectations about pupil conduct and this is reflected in our Behaviour Policy and Single Equality Policy.

·  Through our school’s values, PSHE and circle time children are taught to respect each other, to be cooperative and collaborative, be supportive and to look for similarities while being understanding of differences.

·  Mutual respect is also promoted through additional PSHE lessons and assemblies.

·  Class and Playground Charters based on the UN Rights of the Child drive issues of mutual respect.

·  Learning mentors teach the basic skills such as turn taking and sharing.

· Children are taught about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and learn to respect their rights and the rights of others.

Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs

 

 

UN CRC Article 14: Children have the right to think and believe what they want, and to practise their religion, as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights. Parents should guide their children on these matters.

·  We have high expectations about pupil conduct and this is reflected in our Behaviour Policy and Equality, Diversity and Cohesion Policy.

·  Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs is promoted through the Syllabus for Religious Education. Children learn about different religions, their beliefs, places of worship and festivals. The children’s work is displayed in the classrooms or around the school.

·  This is supplemented by assemblies (Key Stage and whole school), which also mark and celebrate significant religious festivals such as Ramadan and Diwali.

·  Visits are made by local religious leaders and children have the opportunity to visit places of worship.

· Children are taught about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and learn to respect their rights and the rights of others.