Promoting British Values

In 2011, the government 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 own school values, curriculum and enrichment activities.

At Market Drayton Infant School and Nursery, we are committed to the development of community cohesion and the prevention of extremism and radicalisation both within our school's physical boundaries and within our local, national and global environments. We are also committed to respond to community concerns or local disturbances in a positive way which supports British democratic society.

 British Values in Early Years

 https://www.pacey.org.uk/working-in-childcare/spotlight-on/british-values/

Value How We Promote It

Democracy

Links to school values:

Respect

Communication

 

Links to Co-operative Values:

Self-responsibility

Democracy

Equality

Equity

 

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 School Council.  This is used as an opportunity to promote and teach about democracy and the electoral process.
  • Children have the opportunity to select their own teams in intra-school competitions.
  • We encourage volunteerism in and out of school.  This includes things like playground buddies. Assembly buddies and also raising money for local and national charities. 
  • Democracy is also promoted through assemblies. 
  • 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.
  • Link with local councillor – David Minnery.

     

The rule of law

 

Links to school values:

Respect

Good communication

Enjoyment

 

Links to the co-operative values:

Self-responsibility

Equality

Equity

Solidarity

 

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, 'Good to be Green'.  There are rewards for exhibiting good and caring behaviour and consistent demonstration of our values is recognised through such things as 'Star of the Week' and 'Governors Awards'.
  • 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's difficult.
  • Involvement of visitors from the local community throughout the year to talk to the children and explain about their role in society, e.g. police, armed forces, nurses, vets.
  • 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.  Market Drayton Infants is a INICEF Level 1 Rights Respecting School.

Individual liberty

 

Links to school values:

Respect

Independence

Enjoyment

Links to the co-operative values:

Self-help

Self-responsibility

Democracy

Equality

Equity

Solidarity

 

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.

  • Children are taught about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and learn to respect their rights and know the responsibilities that they have.
  • Through our school values and the SEAL PSHE program, children are taught about personal responsibility, choices, ambition and aspiration.  One of the drivers for the school curriculum is 'Reach for the Stars' which aims to widen the children's range of opportunities and increase their aspirations.
  • SEAL has specific units relating to individual liberty including 'Good To Be Me !'
  • Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, including on-line.  This is done through computing lessons, assemblies and Safer Internet Day.
  • Building Learning Power – the children are encouraged to develop life-long learning skills and reflect on themselves as learners.


 

 

   


 

Mutual respect

Links to school values:

Respect

Good Communication

Enjoyment

 

Links to Co-operative Values:

Equality

Equity

Solidarity

 

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 (core value is Respect), SEAL scheme, 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.
  • The SEAL theme of 'Getting on and Falling Out' explores these issues well.
  • Mutual respect is also promoted through additional PSHE lessons and assemblies. 
  • 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.
  • RE curriculum teaches about a range of other cultures through themed days and through the study of Sikhism.
  • Links with wider community e.g. Over 60s Club and Corbett Court – choir singing, planting of gardens, visits to school to develop respect between generations. 
  • Fundraising e.g. WWF, Children in Need, Comic Relief, Support for disaster funds, British Legion.

Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs

 

Links to school values:

Respect

Good Communication

 

Links to Co-operative Values:

Equality

Equity

Solidarity

 

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 the Sikh religion, their beliefs, places of worship and festivals. 
  • This is supplemented by assemblies (Key Stage and whole school), which also mark and celebrate significant religious festivals such as Chinese New Year and Diwali and through cultural theme days e.g. Diwali, Chinese New Year.
  • Visits are made by local religious leaders and children have the opportunity to visit places of worship.
  • Visitors into school promote other cultures e.g. African drumming, Indian dance.
  • Other cultures are explored through the curriculum e.g. Africa week, Brazil.
  • 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.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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