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British Values

Promoting British Values at Tydd St Mary Church of England Primary

The Department for Education have stated that there is a 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.”

At Tydd St Mary Church of England Primary we regard these values as human values- Values for Life- which are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:

Democracy

  • Each year every class produces an individual class charter, showing how we respect our rights.
  • Year 6 pupils stand for election as House Captains of the School
  • Election of school council.
  • Pupil surveys and evaluation.

Individual Responsibility and Liberty

  • Responsibility for own belongings.
  • Homework.
  • School club participation.
  • Walking around local area – church, village trail
  • Educational visits.
  • School uniform.
  • Lincolnshire Carbon Ambassadors.
  • JRSO
  • Food for Life.
  • PHSE curriculum.
  • Golden time.
  • Key Stage productions.
  • Family learning.
  • Participation in St George’s Day parade.

Rule of Law

  • A consistent behaviour policy is employed across the school.
  • PCSO assemblies and community links (road safety, stranger danger)/fire safety/e-safety talks.
  • Parental questionnaires.
  • Bikeability (Year 6).
  • Esafety- learning how to behave in a digital world.
  • Anti-bullying education throughout the year.

Mutual Respect

  • Competitive sports links – House competitions/interschool events.
  • PSHE/Circle Time curriculum.
  • RE curriculum.
  • Fund raising events e.g. Children in Need, Cancer Research, Comic Relief.
  • Collective Worship.
  • Visitors to Collective Worship – Clergy, Bishop’s Visitor.
  • Community singing.
  • Parent helpers.
  • Adults model respectful behaviour.
  • School behaviour policy.
  • Celebration of National events.
  • Curriculum information evenings.
  • Parent and Pupil consultation evenings.

Knowledge of Other Faiths and Beliefs

  • RE curriculum- Tydd St Mary Church of England Primary School received an outstanding grade in our 2011 Section 48 inspection.  
  • Whole school theme events – Indian day.
  • Supporting charities– Harvest food boxes.
  • Multicultural stories, toys, music.
  • Geography curriculum.
  • Links with local church – Harvest, Mothers’ Day and Christmas services.
  • Daily collective worship.

Our school reflects 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 adults 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.