St James' CE Primary School

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20th November 17
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British Values

Promoting British Values

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Haslingden St James' CEP School is committed to serving its community. It recognises the multi-cultural, multi-faith and ever changing nature of the UK. It understands the vital role it has in ensuring that individuals in school are not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to illegally influence them.

 

It follows equal opportunities guidance to ensure there is no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, political or financial status or anything similar.

 

Our school is dedicated to preparing students for their adult life beyond formal education and ensuring it promotes British Values in all its students.

 

The Government emphasises that schools are required that 'British Values' are taught in all UK schools, these are set out in the 2011 Prevent Strategy.

 

The five British Values are:

Democracy

The rule of law

Individual Liberty

Mutual Respect

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

 

The school uses strategies within the National Curriculum and beyond to ensure these are delivered and embedded within the school ethos.

 

St James' School strives endlessly to ensure that the children leave with the strongest foundation of values upon which to build a successful life and make a worthwhile contribution to our society.

 

Democracy

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The principle of democracy is always being reinforced at St James', with democratic processes used for the election of school councillors and other important decisions within the school community.

Democracy is also explored in History and Religious Education as well as in lesson time and worship.

The Rule of Law

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The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are always being reinforced at St James'.

Children in each class decide on their own set of class rules and why they need to adhere to them.

Students are taught the rules and values that the school expects, they are taught the reasons behind laws that govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences wen laws are broken.

Visits from the Police and Fire Brigade throughout the year reinforce this message.

Individual Liberty

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At St James', children are encouraged to make independent choices, with the knowledge they are in a safe, secure and supportive environment.

Staff at school educate and provide boundaries for children to make informed choices through an empowering education.

Children are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised on how to exercise these safely, for example through e-safety, independent work and Kagan structures.

We have a robust anti bullying culture and a comprehensive behaviour policy.

Mutual Respect

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Respect is a huge part of St James' School and is embedded in our mission statement, school motto and values. Children learn that their behaviours can affect their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community treat each other with respect and this is reiterated through all the teaching and learning environments.

 

Mutual respect is embraced through the  whole curriculum by providing the opportunity for students to express themselves in a safe environment. 

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

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At St James' we achieve this through equipping our children with the ability to understand their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity within the school community.

Students benefit from visits and visitors and are actively encouraged to share their beliefs and faith with the school community.

We celebrate a variety of festivals throughout the year including Eid, the Chinese New Year and Diwali as well as events in the Christian calendar.

The Religious Education curriculum provides a broad and balanced education on a range of faith, religions and cultures.