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 the United Kingdom are subject to its law.
The Key Values are:
Below we have outlined how we as a school ensure that our children understand and are taught the importance of British Values
Children learn about democracy in a number of different ways:
The Rule of Law
We teach the importance of the rule of law to children from the moment they arrive at school. We talk to children about the need to respect rules the importance of behaving responsibly and with an awareness for others. This is underpinned by our school motto:
Everything matters - Everyone counts - Be the best you can be
Individual Liberty is an important part of being a British citizen and we teach children the importance of this fundamental right. We contrast the liberty we enjoy in Britain with situations in other parts of the world. Children are able to contrast liberty in Britain with conditions in past societies in history and in other parts of the world in assemblies.
We also discuss people and processes which enabled us to gain the liberties we enjoy today and the notion that with rights come responsibilities.
We place huge importance on the notion of mutual respect. Children are encouraged to show and rewarded for good manners, whether that be when requesting their lunch or by listening to other people's views and answers.
Our school motto again underpins the importance of mutual respect and the fact that respect is shown to everyone regardless of age, background, ability, race, gender or sexuality.
Everything counts - Everyone matters - Be the best you can be
Tolerance of those of different faiths or beliefs
Britain is a multicultural, multi-faith society and we at Kilkhampton Junior and Infant School take our responsibilities of ensuring that our children learn about and understand the faiths and beliefs of others very seriously. Being tolerant of those of different faith and those who hold different beliefs is an important part of being British.
This aim is supported by