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  • "Provision in the Early Years is Good" (OFSTED 2016)
  • "Parents are appreciative of the welcoming approach of the new headteacher and staff." (OFSTED 2016)
  • "The school successfully promotes pupils' good personal development and welfare." (OFSTED 2016)
  • "The list of clubs is impressive, with pupils having opportunities to learn, among other sports, judo, break-dancing, tennis and football."
  • "Parents value how happy their children are at school." (OFSTED 2016)

British Values

Preparing Children for Life in Modern Britain

 

At Dunton Green Primary School we take very seriously our responsibility to prepare children for life in modern Britain. We ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and lived out through the ethos and core values of the school. All curriculum areas provide a vehicle for furthering understanding of these concepts and, in particular, our RE and PSHE lessons provide excellent opportunities to deepen and develop understanding. Children embrace these concepts with enthusiasm and demonstrate a good understanding of their application to their own lives.

The school makes considerable efforts to ensure children have exposure to a wide experience beyond their local community during which these concepts are shown, through for example, sporting events, a range of visits and participation in wider community events.

 

British Value

Statement

Evidence

Impact

Mutual Respect and the Tolerance of those with different Faiths and Beliefs

Respect is a fundamental school value, around which pivots much of the work of the school. It underpins our behaviour policy and is a core value for staff, pupils, parents and governors. Respect is a school value that is discussed deeply, starting with self-respect and covering respect for family, friends, and other groups; the world and its people; and the environment

Core value statements for pupils/parents and Governors.

Assembly timetable

Behaviour policy

RE curriculum RE planning and workbooks.

Learning Walks for behaviour and behaviour for learning.

Children can articulate why respect is important; how they show respect to others and how they feel about it for themselves. Children’s behaviour demonstrates their good understanding of this value in action. Children are able to talk about the different faiths and cultures they learn about, ask questions and show tolerance and respect for others of different faiths and religions.

Democracy

The children at Dunton Green Primary see democracy borne out in a whole variety of ways and see this as being an essential component of successful team working.

Teamwork is also a school value that children are expected to display and participate in.

The establishment of a new School Council each year models the democratic process.

Voting for the Head boy and Head Girl also is a democratic process.

Children are able to work cooperatively in pairs and groups as well as in whole class situations. They understand about turn taking and respecting the views of others, this includes sharing roles of responsibilities.

The rule of law

The children at Dunton Green Primary School are familiar with this concept through the philosophy that infuses the entire work of the school. They are familiar with the concept through the discussion of values and, in RE lessons, the idea that different religions have guiding principles. Children are used to debating and discussing laws/rules and their application. Children are knowledgeable about the types of laws we have and the possible consequences of breaking the law.

Class Rules School Rules/Learning Behaviours School Values whole school assemblies on British Values. Classroom debates and voting on outcomes.

Learning Walks for behaviour and behaviour for learning.

Children are able to articulate how and why we need to behave in school and demonstrate they understand and can abide by the school core values and expectations. They are able to discuss and debate philosophical issues in relation to these.

Individual liberty

Our Values based discussions and acts of worship begin with discussion about the self, e.g. self –respect and self-worth in relation to the individual value so that children see that they are important in their own right. The philosophy of our teaching and learning places emphasis on the right to have our own thoughts and evidence based views.

Children are strongly encouraged to develop independence in learning and to think for themselves.

Children are able to show independence in learning and to think for themselves.

Through the school council children are encouraged to have a voice and seek change EG to improve school dinners; have a wider range of sporting activities.

Children understand about the importance of accepting responsibility and of their right to be heard in school.

They are consulted on many aspects of school life and demonstrate independence of thought and action.