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British Values

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Our very own 'Royal Wedding'

British Values are reinforced regularly thorugh our curriculum and in the following ways:

Democracy:

In order to reflect the democratic values of our society, we encourage children to value the opinions of others. This is accomplished through our School Council. The elections of members of the School Council are based on pupil votes. Children also have the opportunity to vote for House Point rewards at the end of every half term.

The Rule of Law:

The importance of laws and rules, whether they are those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced. Each class has an agreed set of rules alongside the school rules which are prominently displayed. Children are taught that community cohesion and personal responsibility are secured through rules and laws in our society, that they are concerned with our safety and that there are consequences when they are broken. 

Individual Liberty: 

Pupils are actively encouraged to make choices at our school, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we provide boundaries for our children to make choices safely. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our e-Safety teaching and PSHE lessons. Pupils are given the freedom to make choices, e.g. signing up for extra-curricular clubs, choose the level of challenge in some lessons.

Mutual Respect:

Part of our school vision is based around valuing difference and treating people fairly. These values determine how we live as a community. Act of worship and assemblies promote personal qualities and values for life and are central to how we expect everyone to conduct themselves at our school. Children and adults alike, including visitors, are challenged if they are disrespectful in any way.

Tolerance of Those of Different Faiths and Beliefs:

This is developed through enhancing pupils’ understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to find out more about the world beyond the locality. Assemblies and discussions involving prejudices and prejudice-based bullying are planned for and supported by learning in RE (Local agreed syllabus) and PSHE  (Jigsaw).

The Local Agreed RE syllabus can be found here:

Information about the Jigsaw scheme for PSHE can be found here: 

At Wroot Travis we uphold and teach pupils about British Values which are defined as:

  • democracy
  • rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect
  • tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

These values are taught explicitly through Personal, Social, Health and Emotional (PSHE), and Religious Education (RE). We also teach the British Values through planning and delivering a broad and balanced curriculum.

The school takes opportunities to actively promote British Values through our act of workship, assemblies and whole school systems and structures such as electing and running a successful School Council. We also actively promote British values through ensuring that our curriculum planning and delivery includes real opportunities for exploring these values. Actively promoting British Values also means challenging pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values, including ‘extremist’ views.

The Department for Education has published guidance on promoting British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. Click here to find out more Promoting fundamental British values through SMSC - GOV.U

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