How do we promote British Values at Chester-le-Street CE Primary School?
The Department for Education have recently reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”
Examples of some of the ways we demonstrate British Values at Chester-le-Street CE Primary School are listed below:
- A Class Charter which is created at the beginning of each school year with the class and signed by all pupils and teachers.
- Children’s Leadership Team elections are held at the beginning of each school year to select two representatives from Year 2 – Year 6.
- Children’s Leadership Team meetings are held on a regular basis with members of the Senior Leadership Team to allow children the opportunity to share their views and help to make decisions about upcoming events within the school.
- Pupil Questionnaires are completed on a yearly basis to give pupils the opportunity to share their views.
- Children are selected to support in the interviewing process for new staff.
- Enterprise activities are undertaken by children throughout the school year and an Enterprise Week has been planned into the curriculum for this school year.
Rule of Law
- A clear behaviour policy is in place across the school, with consistent rewards and sanctions.
- The school has implemented a very successful behaviour system with the use of Marvellous Me and children are awarded for achieving milestones in their points throughout the school year.
- Individual Behaviour Plans and Behaviour Logs are in place for children, where the school behaviour system does not meet their needs.
- Regular visits from our Police Community Support Officer.
- We have an annual visit from the Fire Service.
- Buddies in Year 6 support children during playtimes.
- The school is currently in the process of training some children to be Playground Leaders.
- A clear Anti-bullying policy is shared with pupils and parents at the beginning of each school year.
- Anti-bullying week is given significant status in the school calendar, with lessons and assemblies planned to support it.
- E-Cadets are trained in school as part of an extra-curricular group.
- Through the RE and SMSC curriculum, children are introduced to a wide range of faiths and religions.
- Group work activities are promoted in lessons to support positive relationships.
- Children’s Leadership Team Captains are elected at the beginning of each school year.
- Visitors from other faiths and religions are invited in to school to link to the children’s learning.
- A World Family Week is timetabled every year in school, to raise awareness of other faiths and religions.
- National Awareness days are celebrated in whole school assemblies.
- Headteacher’s Awards celebrate children’s achievements each week.
- A wide range of extra-curricular activities are offered to children.
- E-Safety Week including at E-Safety assembly encourages children to exercise their rights to personal freedom safely.
- A Marvellous Me reward system encourages positive behaviour.
- Anti-bullying week encourages children to act safely and think about others.
- Educational visits and school outings support children in forming positive relationships and broadening their learning.
- Playground Leaders take responsibility to lead games and activities on the playground at lunchtimes.
At Chester-le-Street CE Primary School we ensure that our children are given the opportunity to uphold these values. Please download the document below for further information.
The Department for Education state there is a need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.” View our approach to British Values on our website.