What are Fundamental British Values?

Our school community considers these values to be those of:

  • Mutual respect and genuine tolerance of different faiths, cultures and beliefs
  • Democracy
  • Rule of law
  • Individual liberty

In our school we prepare children for life in modern Britain. This can be seen in our school through:

  • Our school community regarding people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance. More than merely ‘tolerance’, we hope to equip all of our pupils with a sense of deeper understanding about different topics, even if they do not always agree
  • Our school community understanding the difference between English law and differing views on right and wrong
  • Our ethos and teaching which supports English law
  • Making our school community aware of the difference between the law of the land and religious law
  • Our Aspirations curriculum with a clear focus on the Guiding Principles of Purpose: Leadership and Responsibility and the Confidence to take action.
In our school community we demonstrate Democracy through:
  • Pupil/staff and parent voice
  • Electing Aspiration Councillors
  • Electing Aspiration Family Prefects
  • Questionnaires which contribution to school procedures and decision making
In our school community we demonstrate the Rule of Law through:
  • Class rules
  • An awareness of individual responsibilities and rights
  • Behaviour expectations
  • Behaviour Policy
  • Links with police, fire etc
  • Assemblies and teaching sessions re: rights and responsibilities and anti-social behaviour
  • Awareness of appropriate current affairs
  • Trips to Parliament
  • Cross curricular links: Maths curriculum, e-safety and respectful relationship education
In our school community we demonstrate Individual Liberty through:
  • Making individual choices in a safe, supportive environment
  • Tackling challenges and difficulties
  • Choice over and variety of extra-curricular activities
  • Making independent choices in choosing time in Nursery, Reception and Year 1
  • Opportunities to take risks
  • Celebrating differences in culture
  • Self-worth – beliefs and individualism
In our school community we demonstrate Mutual Respect through:
  • The school’s ethos, values and beliefs and vision driven by the 8 conditions for learning
  • Partner Talk
  • Debating and discussion – ‘I challenge that…’ I support that…’
  • Lessons observed throughout the curriculum by all staff
  • High expectations of behaviour
In our school we demonstrate Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs through:
  • Assemblies
  • Delivery of RE
  • PSHE and Citizenship (SEAL)
  • Visits and guest speakers
  • Twinning projects within our Aspirations Trust
  • Participation in local and national events
  • Links with the Mosque and Church leaders – supporting with the curriculum Circle time

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