Winning House Team
At South Milford Primary School, we develop and promote British Values throughout our school and within our curriculum.
The DfE have reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”
The fundamental British values are:
In EYFS, we will encourage children to see their role in the bigger picture, encouraging children to know their views count, value each other’s views and values and talk about their feelings.
Across school children have many opportunities for their voices to be heard. We have a Junior Leadership Team which meets regularly to discuss issues raised in school. The members for each class are voted in by their class following children sharing a manifesto.
The Rule of Law
In EYFS, Staff will ensure that children understand their own and others’ behaviour and its consequences, and learn to distinguish right from wrong.
Across school, the importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school assemblies.
Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the local PCSO and Fire Service help reinforce this message.
In UKS2 this has also been explored further through visits to the Houses of Parliament in London and virtual legal education workshops with Streetlaw.
Year Six really enjoyed working with BPP University Law School on the trial of Goldilocks. We learned so much about the courtroom and British law and decided that she was NOT GUILTY!
In EYFS, children will develop a positive sense of themselves. There will be opportunities for children to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and increase their confidence in their own abilities.
Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety and PSHE lessons.
Children can also participate in our numerous extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices.
In EYFS, Children will acquire a tolerance and appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures; know about similarities and differences between themselves and others and among families, faiths, communities, cultures and traditions and share and discuss practices, celebrations and experiences.
Across school, within lessons, learning is personalised according to our children’s needs and abilities. They understand they may have to take appropriate risk and build up resilience. Individual success is acknowledged in our weekly celebration assemblies.
Through E-Safety, RE and PSHE, we educate children on their rights and personal freedoms as well as supporting them in recognising how to exercise these freedoms safely. They are encouraged to respect the choices made by others.