BRITISH VALUES

British Values

2018-2019

British Values at Northway Primary School

The Department for Education state that there is a need "to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British Values.  The government has set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy.    

    The fundamental British Values are:-

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

At Northway we actively promote the British Values.  The British Values are reinforced and encorporated into all areas of the curriculum across the school.  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:

 Democracy 

Democracy is embedded in our school.  Our children are always listened to by adults and are taught to listen carefully and with concern to each other, respecting the right of every individual to have their opinions and voices heard.  We believe that it is important to educate children in their ability to make informed decisions. 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.  Children regularly have the opportunity to vote in class and air their opinions and ideas through our school council.  The elections of the Rights Respecting School and School Council members are based solely on pupil votes, reflecting our British electoral system and demonstrating democracy in action.        

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 Gold 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.

 

 

Autumn 2018

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Remembrance Day

 

Pupils throughout the school wear their poppies with pride to remember all those who died in the conflict of World War One and to all those who have sacrificed their lives on behalf of our country.  

Special assemblies took place across the school to commemorate those who fought for our freedom and to keep us safe. All pupils and staff showed their respect by participating in a two minute silence.

 

We are proud to wear our poppies!      

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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