British Values - Mulbarton Junior

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British Values Statement

The Department for Education has introduced a statutory duty for schools to promote British Values more actively from September 2014, and to ensure they are taught in schools.
Mulbarton Junior School is committed to serving its community.  It recognises the multi-cultural, multi-faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom.  It also understands the vital role it has in ensuring that groups or individuals within the school are not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them.

It follows equal opportunities guidance which guarantees that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar. Mulbarton Junior School is dedicated to preparing students for their adult life beyond the formal, examined curriculum and ensuring that it promotes and reinforces British values to all its students.

The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy.

The five key British Values are:
• Democracy
• The rule of law
• Individual liberty
• Mutual respect
• Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

The school uses strategies within the PATHS (Promoting Alternative Thinking Skills) programme, national curriculum and beyond to secure such outcomes for students. The examples that follow show some of the many ways we seek to instil British Values.

üChildren take part in Democratic Processes e.g. voting for Eco Councillors, Go-Go Dragon designs.
üThrough the PATHS programme children understand the democratic approach to conflict resolution. This involves appreciating other viewpoints, identifying shared goals and taking the majority view.
üLocal PCSO leads assemblies on his role in upholding British laws
The rule of law
üBehaviour Policy is clearly linked to why we need rules and children who breach them are given time to reflect on why the rule exists
üEach class devise their own set of rules which children agree to adhere to
üWe work closely with parents if a child is regularly in breach of the school rules
üAll children have completed E-safety awareness training delivered by PCSO
Individual liberty
üWithin school, children are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe & supportive environment.
üThrough the PATHS programme children create their own solutions to friendship problems
üChildren understand good decisions and the consequences of poor decisions
Mutual respect
üSports activities promote an attitude of equality & fairness.
üOur Eco values & work reflects our understanding about how to keep Britain & the
world in good shape
üPATHS teaches the children the importance of social responsibility and manners
üPATHS teaches the children how it feels to be excluded and how to tackle discrimination
Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
üOur R.E. curriculum provides a broad & balanced education on a range of faiths, religions & cultures.
ü Festivals & key dates of significance to British culture are given prominence e.g
Remembrance Day, VE Day
üChildren learn the difference between feeling proud and ashamed.
üWe have a small traveller community in the school and their culture has been celebrated e.g storyteller from traveller community
üChildren have a pen pal who attends our link school in Kenya (Loldia Primary ) through letter writing they learn of each other’s similarities and differences.

Click here for the parent pamphlet on the Prevent Strategy

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