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Schools, through their curriculum, are legally bound to actively promote the fundamental British values.
How do we achieve this at Winstanley CP?
‘actively promote …’
• Focus on, and show how, the school’s work is effective in securing these values
• Challenging pupils, staff or parents who express opinions contrary to British values
Democracy – what do we do?
• Provide pupils with a broad general knowledge of, and promote respect for, public institutions and services
• Teach pupils how they can influence decision-making through the democratic process eg School Council elections
• Include in the curriculum information on the advantages and disadvantages of democracy and how it works in Britain
• Encourage pupils to become involved in decision-making processes and ensure they are listened to in school
• Hold ‘mock elections’ so pupils learn how to argue and defend points of view
• Help pupils to express their views
• Teach pupils how public services operate and how they are held to account
• Model how perceived injustice can be peacefully challenged
Rule of law – what do we do?
•Ensure school rules and expectations are clear and fair
•Help pupils to distinguish right from wrong
•Help pupils to respect the law and the basis on which it is made
•Help pupils to understand that living under the rule of law protects individuals
•Include visits from the police in the curriculum
•Teach pupils aspects of both civil and criminal law and discuss how this might differ from some religious laws
•Develop restorative justice approaches to resolve conflicts
Individual liberty – what do we do?
•Support pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
•Encourage pupils to take responsibility for their behaviour, as well as knowing their rights
•Model freedom of speech through pupil participation, while ensuring protection of vulnerable pupils and promoting critical analysis of evidence
•Implement a strong anti-bullying culture
•Follow the UNICEF rights respecting schools agenda
Respect and tolerance – what do we do?
•Promote respect for individual differences
•Help pupils to acquire an understanding of, and respect for, their own and other cultures and ways of life
•Challenge prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour
•Organise visits to places of worship
•Develop links with faith communities
•Develop critical personal thinking skills
•Discuss differences between people, such as differences of faith, ethnicity, disability, gender or sexuality and differences of family situations, such as looked-after children or young carers
Fundamental British Values in the EYFS
The fundamental British values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance for those ith different faiths and beliefs are already implicitly embedded in the 2014 EYFS. Separately, the Counter Terrorism and Security Act also places a duty on early years providers "to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism." (The prevent duty)
Democracy: what do we do?
We encourage children to see their role in the bigger picture, encouraging them to know their views count, value each others' views and values and talk about their feelings, for example when they do or do not need help. When appropriate we demonstrate democracy in action, for example children sharing views on what the theme for the role play area could be with a show of hands or everyone taking turns to be the day's helpers with a friend. We support the decisions that children make and provide activities that involve turn-taking, sharing and collaboration. We give children opportunities to develop enquiring minds in an atmosphere where questions are valued.
Rule of law: what do we do?
We ensure that children understand their own and others' behaviour and its consequences, and learn to distinguish right from wrong. We collaborate with the children to create the rules and the codes of behaviour, for example how to help keep ourselves and our friends safe and how we expect everyone to look after our things. We ensure that the children understand that the rules and expectations apply to everyone.
Individual liberty: freedom for all: - what do we do?
Our children develop a positive sense of themselves. We provide opportunities for our children to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and increase their confidence in their abilities for example by developing a 'can-do' attitude, resilience, self-regulation and to be intrinsically motivated in their learning. We encourage a range of experiences that allow children to explore the language of feelings and responsibility, reflect on their differences and understand we are free to have different opinions.
Mutual respect and tolerance: treat others as you want to be treated - what do we do?
We create an ethos of inclusivity and tolerance where views, faiths, cultures and races are valued and children engage with the wider community. Our children acquire a tolerance and appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures; knowing about similarities and differences between themselves and others and among families, faiths, cultures and communities and traditions and share and discuss practices, celebrations and experiences. We encourage and explain the importance of different behaviours such as sharing and respecting others' opinions. We promote diverse attitudes and challenge stereotypes, for example, sharing stories that reflect and value the diversity of children's experiences. We strive to provide resources and activities that challenge gender, racial and cultural stereotyping.