British Values at Seven Fields Primary School
At Seven Fields Primary School, we believe best way to embed British Values is to ‘live’ them. We encourage children to live British Values through our work on PSHE, Character Education and Pupil Charter. Whilst most of the children’s exposure to the work we do on British Values is through the curriculum or in how we talk to the children and the children talk to each other, sometimes it is necessary to teach them explicitly.
Many of the topics we cover throughout the school help us to discuss British Values with the children. For example: Yes Minister in year 5 and 6; Journey Through Europe in year 3 and 4; Indian Spice in year 2 and Europe in year 1.
Through our School Council we model democracy to enable the children to see how they can be advocates for change and how democracy can work for them.
The rule of law
When dealing with behaviour issues with children we emphasise the need for rules and laws. We incorporate a restorative approach to how we deal with incidents.
We ensure the children are aware of their own responsibilities as citizens. We embed a culture of citizenship; both as a member of the school and a citizen in the wider world.
Mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
Through Religious Education and our PSHE curriculum we teach the children about tolerance and respect. We give them the knowledge needed so that they can make informed decisions.
We take our responsibility to promote community cohesion, generate a respect for difference and individual rights seriously. Our challenging curriculum enables pupils to recognise the valuable role that they play as emerging citizens in British society.