BRITISH VALUES

British Values 2017-2018

At Northway we actively promote the British Values.  The fundamental British Values are:-

  • Democracy
  • The Rule of Law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual Respect and Tolerance of different Faiths and Beliefs

The British Values are reinforced and encorporated into all areas of the curriculum across the school.  We created a joint display to show how the values are already a part of our daily routine. 

Democracy - In Nursery, we encourage the children to understand that their views and opinions count.  We voted on what the children wanted for snack by a show of hands.  We then created a shopping list of food items.

 

 

Individual Liberty -The children are encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment.   They select their own activities and resources.

 

 

The Rule of Law - In Nursery, the children learn to understand that our 'Golden Rules' keep us safe and happy.  They love to roleplay being 'teacher' and recite the rules! 

 

We have a special song to remind us of the rules!

Mutual Respect and Tolerance of Different Faiths and Beliefs - We were fortunate to have a very important visitor into our school!!

 

Paralympic footballer Roy Turnham (and Pudsey) 

We enjoyed a special assembly led by Roy in which he talked about his life and his career in sport.  Despite being born blind, Roy has never led his disability stop him from achieving his goals. 

In Nursery, we learnt about how we are all unique, with different views, needs and interests.  We created people templates using a variety of sensory resources and made biscuits to represent our individual characteristics.

      

 

 

 

 

We designed 'Me Bags' to tell our teachers and friends about our likes and interests.

 

 

 

 

At Northway we believe that it is important to educate children in their ability to make informed decisions. The children frequently vote on various issues each term and we have used the General Election to further their understanding of a democracy. Across the school the children have been making their own manifestos and discussing what changes they would like to make. The children voted for their favourite manifesto in each class and the winning pupils will be going to the school council to share their ideas.

 

As part of our endeavour to equip children with all the skills that they need to become responsible and respectful citizens of our society, we have dedicated a week to building self- confidence, self- belief and self- respect. We will become members of a rock band and perform to our parents to show them all that we have learnt about how special we are and how we can have a positive impact on others around us. 

 

Promoting Fundamental British Values across the curriculum at Northway

We have been reviewing and adding in new ways to support the children's understanding of how they can make a positive impact on the world through the promotion of the British Values.

 

 

 

 

Promoting Fundamental British Values at Northway

 

The DfE have recently reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”

Citizens of the UK are encouraged to:

• Respect and obey the law

• Respect the rights of others, including their right to their own opinions

• Treat others with fairness

• Look after yourself and your family

• Look after the area in which you live and the environment

At Northway we believe our school values and our Mission Statement, as well as our enriching curriculum and extra- curricular activities, fully supports these fundamental British values. We are committed to promoting these in the following ways:

Let your values grow.

Each class has a value that they promote around the school. We share our achievements on the values tree and talk about how we have helped our values to take root and grow within our school.

Democracy:

Democracy is rife within our school. Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard though our School Council and pupil questionnaires. Our school behaviour policy involves rewards which the pupils have contributed to. The school is clear in demonstrating how pupils should contribute and cooperate and consider the views and needs of others. The School Council meets regularly and takes part in decision making on a range of topics.

The Rule of Law:

All staff members have high expectations of the children in our school. The importance of laws and rules are consistently reinforced in the classroom, as well as through school assemblies. Pupils are taught to understand the need for laws- that they are there for individual protection, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. We are working towards the achievement of the Unicef Rights Respecting Schools Award in which children explore the importance of laws and how they protect children around the world. Pupils follow a positive behaviour policy and clearly understand the rewards and sanctions that are used. Assemblies and discussions in class focus on recognising right from wrong. Moral issues discussed in PSHE and R.E lessons enable children to develop, at their level, their understanding of the rules of law.

Individual Liberty:

Within school pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for our pupils to make choices safely, through the provision of a safe environment and empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are taught how to use these to best effect. All pupils are keen to support charities, whether local, national or global. They are taught consideration for others through our PSHE and R.E curriculum. E-safety lessons enable the children to make choices in a safe manner.

Mutual Respect:

     

At Northway the values of respect and tolerance permeate all areas of school life. All staff demonstrate respect to everyone with whom they come into contact. They consistently model and promote the behaviours and attitudes that are the foundation of positive relationships. Our school ethos encourages everyone to consider and support each other and to celebrate the individuality of every member of our school community.

Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs:  

             

This is achieved through enhancing pupils’ understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society. Our R.E. curriculum, studies of other societies and cultures and assemblies promote the diversity of society and the right for each person to be respected and valued regardless of ability, gender, faith, heritage or race. Members of different faiths or religions are invited to school to share their knowledge and enhance learning within assemblies and in class.

Contact the School

Northway Primary School

Dodds Lane
Maghull
Merseyside
L31 9AA

Main Contact: Mrs C Booth

Tel: 0151-526-2565
Fax: 0151-526-6303
admin.northway@schools.sefton.gov.uk