BRITISH VALUES

 

At Grove Wood Primary School, we uphold and promote an understanding of fundamental British values.  Through an inclusive and holistic approach, we ensure that all our children are taught about democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.  Here are some of the ways in which British Values are recognised and promoted at our school:
 
  • The school ethos and behaviour policy revolve around 'respect' as one of our core values, and discussions and assemblies focus on what respect means and how it is shown;
  • We actively promote diversity through celebrations of different faiths and cultures in lessons, assemblies through our annual International Week;
  • We explore a wide range of themes that cover tolerance, mutual respect and democracy through lessons such as PSHCE and RE.  E-safety is covered through our computing curriculum and our annual ‘Internet Safety Day’ every February;
  • Visits from authorities such as the Fire Service and Police are regular parts of our calendar and help reinforce the message of the ‘Rule of Law’;
  • Our children have the opportunity to analyse events in UK and world history where British values have been tested, such as in World War Two;
  • Pupils are given the freedom to make personal choices such as the choice of challenge in lessons, the choice to participate in one of our numerous extra-curricular clubs and our annual Enterprise Week where children create their own produce to bring to market and choose how the profit is spent;  
  • Democracy is promoted through our active, elected School Council and regular pupil votes on issues of importance to them;
  • Pupil voice is regularly sought through pupil questionnaires and perception interviews as part of ongoing whole school self-evaluation;
  •  We have been recognised for our commitment to Children’s Rights by Unicef.