At Appleton Roebuck Primary School, we develop and promote British Values throughout our school and within our curriculum.
The DfE have reinforced the 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.”
The fundamental British values are:
- the rule of law
- individual liberty
- mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.
In EYFS, we will encourage children to see their role in the bigger picture, encouraging children to know their views count, value each other’s views and values and talk about their feelings.
Across school children have many opportunities for their voices to be heard. We have a school council which meets regularly to discuss issues raised in school. The council members for each year group are voted in by their class.
In EYFS, children will develop a positive sense of themselves. There will be opportunities for children to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and increase their confidence in their own abilities.
At Appleton Roebuck, Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety and PSHE lessons.
Children can also participate in our numerous extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices.
The Rule of Law
In EYFS, Staff will ensure that children understand their own and others’ behaviour and its consequences, and learn to distinguish right from wrong.
Across Appleton Roebuck, the importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school assemblies.
Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the local PCSO and Fire Service help reinforce this message.
In EYFS, Children will acquire a tolerance and appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures; know about similarities and differences between themselves and others and among families, faiths, communities, cultures and traditions and share and discuss practices, celebrations and experiences.
Across school, within lessons, learning is personalised according to our children’s needs and abilities. They understand they may have to take appropriate risk and build up resilience. Individual success is acknowledged in our weekly celebration assemblies.
Through E-Safety, RE and PSHE, we educate children on their rights and personal freedoms as well as supporting them in recognising how to exercise these freedoms safely.