As a Church of England Primary School, we link the teaching of British Values closely with our teaching of Christian Values. Our aim is to prepare children for their lives in modern Britain.
- Democracy- Both School Council and Worship team are applied for and pupils vote for the candidates on the basis of their ideas. Children vote for the 'Good Friend Award' every Friday. They are encouraged to think about who is demonstrating the Christian Value for the half term. Older children learn about the British democratic system through their topic work.
- Rule of Law- Children are made aware of the school and class rules. Our ‘Golden Rules’ are specifically linked to positive behaviour reinforcement. During Anti-bullying Week, PSHCE lessons and at other times, children are made aware of the laws that relate to themselves and to adults and how these laws protect us all.
- Individual Liberty- Children are encouraged to make their own choices and have many opportunities to do so. In lessons, there are a variety of resources and ‘help boxes’ to enable children to support their own learning. Children are also encouraged to reflect upon their learning and think about how the 'First 5 Feel", asking for a greater challenge or some support if necessary. Our 'Stars of the Day' choose a friend to help them with their role. Older children choose their own menu choices before meals are ordered. There are also clubs and activities within school time and after school, that the children are able to choose. Through our RE, PHSCE and School Worship, children explore and reflect upon how they can be understanding of the choices of others, including forgiveness for wrong choices.
- Mutual Respect- An inclusive admissions policy, encourages all pupils to feel part of school.Visitors to school from Kings Lodge and from Churches and community groups take place regularly. Playground posters to encourage positive behaviour linked to mutual respect.
- Tolerance- Children are taught about a variety of Faith groups within lessons and School Worship. A cycle of visits to places of Worship is in place. Staff in school model understanding and tolerance in their dealings with all children and adults.
Places of Worship Visit to Leicester
At the end of March, Wolves and Foxes Classes visited the Grand Central Mosque and St Philip's Church in the centre of Leicester. The children were amazed by the large, open carpeted spaces of the Mosque as well as the dome and intricate windows. They found out about how Muslims in the local community used the Mosque to worship and pray. During the second part of the visit, the children took part in quizzes and craft activities at St Philip's Church and thought about the many aspects that Christianity and Islam have in common.
Police Visit to School
Leicestershire Police community support team came into school to deliver their 'PROTECT' activity day. The children in Y3,4,5 and 6 took part in quizzes and activities to help them make sense of the choices they might have to make when growing up in modern Britain.