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Promoting British Values

In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.


The Key Values are:

  • democracy
  • rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect
  • tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

 

We achieve this at Beacon Hill School in the following ways.

Democracy

 

We encourage children to know their opinions are important and taken into account:

  • PSHE Curriculum
  • Visitors to the school including police
  • School Council – children vote for members of the school council
  • Enterprise week – children choose how to spend the money they raise
  • House captain elections
  • EYFS – People who help us topic
  • Year 3 – Greek topic
  • Year 3 – Care box: children write examples of how they should be treated
  • Year 6 visit to the Houses of Parliament

The Rule of Law

 

We encourage children to understand the need for rules and to understand the consequences of their actions:

  • PSHE Curriculum
  • ICT Curriculum – e-safety
  • Guildford Flames – Drug freeze production
  • Anti-bullying productions
  • Behaviour policy
  • EYFS – People who help us topic
  • Reward systems
  • Year 1 – circle time: how to stay safe
  • Year 2 – Inspirational people topic: Gandhi and human rights
  • Year 6 visit to the Houses of Parliament
  • Class rules

 

Individual Liberty

 

Children have opportunities to join in with a wide range of activities.  This helps develop their confidence and self-esteem.

  • PSHE Curriculum – It’s good to be me
  • Home/School link worker
  • Celebration assemblies
  • Interventions
  • After school clubs
  • Reception and Year 6 buddy programme
  • Talk partners
 

Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

 

We encourage children to treat everyone equally and to listen and respect other people’s opinions, beliefs and values:

  • Visits to church for Harvest, Carol Service and Remembrance Sunday
  • Remembrance assembly
  • Raise money for charities – Children in Need, Red Nose Day, Sport Relief
  • Visits to places of worship
  • Link school in Kenya
  • School council
  • Visitors to the school
  • Support for children from other countries
  • French lessons
  • Daily Newsround sessions encourage children to learn about the world around them.
  • EYFS – Chinese New Year
  • Year 5 visit to Shah Jehan Mosque
All staff in school have received training in this area and DfE guidance has been published for all schools which is available here for your information. 
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