As a ‘Rights Respecting’ Gold school, we recognise that ‘British Values’ (democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect of those with different faiths and beliefs) are values that can equally be applied to the whole of our school community.
These values are taught via our overarching ‘Rights Respecting’ ethos, our PSHE curriculum, curriculum enrichment activities such as our Skills Builder programme, trips, visitors (including to the Houses of Parliament) and other life education programmes.
A sample of the activities covered to teach these values include:
- Community police visit to year 6 regarding transition to secondary.
- Outside Chance – criminal/civil law affecting children entering secondary school
- Houses of Parliament trip and workshops – how laws of the country are created, meetings with local MP
- Police Cadets assembly KS2
- Police Cadets after school club
- Community police visits
- Children’s Parliament/Urban Studies projects with year 6, looking at how law/parliament works
- Working With Men – specific sessions regarding crime and avoidance strategies
- WASTED- effects of drugs on health and life choices/crime
- Life Bus
- Computing- eSafety lessons and legal implications
- Topic- specific year groups (Greeks – democracy, Tudors- Kings Law, WW1- international law)
- Rights Respecting- UNICEF international laws for children etc.