The DfE have
recently reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law,
individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”
Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values were reiterated in 2014. At Glen Hills these values are reinforced regularly and in the
following ways. We ensure it is addressed with teaching and learning opportunities.
the children decide upon their rules and the rights associated with these. All the children contribute to the drawing up these.
have many opportunities for their voices to be heard. We have a school council which meets regularly to discuss issues raised in class council meetings. The council has its own budget and is able to
genuinely effect change within the school. The council members for each year group are voted in by their class.
the children in years 2-6 are able to nominate and vote for children for Anti Bullying Champs and Eco team members.
have an annual questionnaire with which they are able to put forward their views about the school.
also a school worry box where children can express their views an concerns.
Rule of Law
importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days, as well as when dealing with behaviour and
through school assemblies. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken.
Visits from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service help reinforce this message.
school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make choices
safely, through provision of a safe environment and empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise
these safely, for example through our E-Safety and PSHE lessons. Whether it be through choice of learning challenge, of how they record, of participation in our numerous extra-curricular clubs and
opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices.
As a Rights
Respecting School, mutual respect is at the heart of our values. Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community treat
each other with respect.
Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs
Glen Hills we place a great emphasis on promoting diversity with the children. Assemblies are regularly planned to address this issue either directly or through the inclusion of stories and
celebrations from a variety of faiths and cultures. Our RE, PSHE and Citizenship teaching reinforce this. Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance
learning within classes and the school. Children visit places of worship that are important to different faiths.
Hills we will actively challenge pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values, including ‘extremist’ views. Such extremist views which are manifested into any
pupil will be approached as a child protection incident.