How We Promote British Values

 How We Promote British Values at Ingoldisthorpe CE Primary School

         RULE OF LAW
  • School Behaviour policy – children involved in review through Pupil Council
  • Pupils have regular opportunities to reflect on their learning and behaviour during assemblies
  • Pupil interviews and surveys on behaviour
  • Parent/carers questionnaires relating to behaviour, safety etc.
  • Police visits - age of criminal responsibility, rule of law, good citizen
  • Assemblies with a focus linked to the law e.g. school rules & class rules
  • Social, Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) taught across all year groups as part of the PSHE curriculum.
  • Positive relationships encouraged and modelled
  • Inclusive ethos
  • R.E curriculum
  • Anti-bullying week
  • Anti-bullying information for parents and children
  • Pupil Council
  • School Council
  • PTA (Friends of School)
  • Assessment for Learning
  • Buddy reading
  • Partnership Sports link with local schools
  •  Serving the local community: Choir
  • Children involved in Democratic processes: pupil council, rewards and incentives etc.
  • Democracy linked assemblies – Election of House Captains and School Council Reps
  • Pupil/Eco councils
  • Links with local  Mayor and Councillors who visit the school and speak to the pupils
  • Town Councillor as a Governor
  • Democracy units in PSHE
  • Responsibility and Liberty
  • Understanding responsibility in school in terms of behaviour and learning attitudes.
  • Pupils’ roles in school
  • School values
  • Visits from Police & Fire Brigade
  • Silver Eco Award
  • Community links
  •  Local/National charity fundraising
  • British Values and Democracy Day
  • VE Day
  • Links with local schools
  • International Week
  • Stories from world faiths and cultures
  • Workshops e.g. African drumming
  • Curriculum e.g. Foundation Stage/Year 1: Chinese New Year
  • R.E. curriculum – follows the locally agreed syllabus that includes study of all major faiths.
  • Reflection opportunities in Assemblies
  • Visits to a range of places of worship & visitors
  • Equalities Policy and Accessibility Plan

At Ingoldisthorpe VA Church of England we promote British Values through SMSC (Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural) planned curriculum opportunities within school. For a definition of British Values within SMSC please read the attached document "SMSC Guidance within maintained schools" which was published in November 2014 from the DfE.

An example of our school promoting British Values reported in the local press

Children at Ingoldisthorpe C of E Primary School recently received  VIP treatment from VIP visitors. The Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayoress of Kings Lynn, and PSCO, David Spencer were the star attractions in the school’s Democracy Day.

The Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayoress spent time in each class answering the children’s challenging questions in their quest for knowledge of how local government works. They gained a real insight into the traditions, values and ideas of democracy that underpin our way of life.

The children also listened keenly to PCSO Spencer’s talk on the rule of law, asked him a range of probing questions about his vital role in the community, and got a chance to push the button that started the police car’s siren wailing around the school grounds.

The Acorn reception class began their day with a British breakfast, tasting different foods such as Welsh soda bread, Scottish porridge, and toast and English marmalade.
Other activities during the day included a Courtroom Session, where Maple class teacher, Miss Amy Nelson, presided over matters, judge’s wig and all. The children stood in the dock, voted and got a chance to learn and voice their opinion about the differences and similarities between the rule of law, religious laws, and home and school rules.

 “The children had a fantastic fun day of real-life learning,” said head teacher, Sean Wright. “It was wonderful to see the children so focused on learning as much as they could from our community VIPs, as well being immersed in our British cultural values.”

British Values & Democracy Day In The Local Paper