British Values

At Bollinbrook CE Primary School, we promote British Values in all that we do. We aim to nurture our children on their journey through life so they can grow into safe, caring, democratic, responsible and tolerant citizens who make a positive difference to British society and to the world. We encourage our children to be creative, unique, open-minded and independent individuals, respectful of themselves and of others in our school, our local community and the wider world.

The key British Values are:

  • The Rule of Law
  • Democracy
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual Respect
  • Tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs

How is this done at Bollinbrook CE?

As a school, we value and celebrate the diverse heritages of everybody at Bollinbrook. Alongside this, we value and celebrate being part of Britain. In general terms, this means that we celebrate traditions and customs in the course of the year; for example, Harvest Festival during the Autumn term and advent and Christmas. We also value and celebrate national events, recent examples being; Macmillan Coffee Morning, Safer Internet Day, with many more opportunities planned in throughout the year to collaborate with the wider community and world e.g. Children In Need.

We actively promote British Values in the following ways:

  • School voting for head boy / girl
  • Application letters for prefect positions.

Children, parents and staff have many opportunities for their voices to be heard. Pupils 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. Pupil voice is regularly sought on all aspects of school life.

Parents’ opinions are welcomed at Bollinbrook Primary through methods such as questionnaires, surveys at parents evenings and opportunities to comment on whole school matters via the new parent forum group.

The Rule of Law
  • Mission Statement/ School aims
  • Behaviour Policy
  • Display of class rules in each classroom
  • Playground buddies

The importance of rules and laws, whether they be those that govern our school or our country, are referred to and reinforced often, such as in collective worship and when reflecting on behaviour choices. At the start of the school year, each class discusses the behaviour code to ensure that every class member is able to learn in a safe and ordered environment. This code plays a fundamental role in our behaviour sanctions and rewards and are linked to our Golden Time throughout school.

Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us. This is done through:

  • Visits from authorities such as the police and fire service
  • Cycling Proficiency lessons enable children to understand the rules of the road and the potential dangers encountered should they break those rules.
  • During Religious Education, when rules for particular faiths are thought about
  • School subjects, where there is respect and appreciation for different rules
Individual Liberty
  • Support pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem, self-confidence;
  • Encourage pupils to take responsibility for their behaviour, as well as knowing their rights;
  • Model freedom of speech through pupil participation, while ensuring protection of vulnerable pupils and promoting critical analysis of evidence
  • Challenge stereotypes;
  • Implement a strong anti-bullying culture;
  • Online safety units of work are taught throughout school with support from the PCSO

Children in Year 5 and 6 are given key roles and responsibilities such as Play leaders, Playground Buddies, Librarians, Sports ambassadors and Prefects.

Through opportunities such as our extra-curricular and Lunch Time clubs, Golden Time and Residential Trips, pupils are given the freedom to make safe choices.

Mutual Respect and Tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs
  • Use the No Outsiders scheme within our Personal Development lessons and through assemblies to explore the protected characteristics of the 2010 Equality Act to promote respect for individual differences and to actively challenge stereotypes;
  • Organise visits to places of worship
  • Daily worship reflects and teaches the children tolerance for different faiths and beliefs.
  • Our RE scheme ensures that our children have a good understanding of a range of religious beliefs and customs;
  • Help pupils to acquire an understanding of, and respect for, their own and other cultures and ways of life;
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