British Values

ASHURST CE AIDED PRIMARY SCHOOL 

‘BRITISH VALUES’

Ashurst CE Aided Primary School seeks to promote British Values in and through all aspects of school life; and especially through the curriculum.

Fundamental British Values include:

  • Democracy
  • Good Citizenship & Respect for the Rule of Law
  • Individual Right to Liberty & Freedom of Speech
  • Respect & Tolerance for/of other Faiths and Cultures
  • Promotion of Equality & Equal Opportunity - in combating discrimination on the grounds of: colour, gender, race and/or religion.

 At Ashurst CE Aided Primary School we aim to:

  • enable pupils to develop self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence;
  • enable pupils to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil, religious and criminal law of England;
  • encourage pupils to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely;
  • enable pupils to acquire a broad general knowledge and respect for public institutions and services in England;
  • enable pupils to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures strengthening tolerance and harmony between cultural traditions;
  • encourage respect for other people;
  • encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England.

By the time pupils leave Ashurst CE Aided Primary School they should have:

  • an understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process;
  • an appreciation that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for their well-being and safety;
  • an understanding that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law;
  • an acceptance that other people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour;
  • an understanding of the importance of identifying and combating discrimination.

At Ashurst CE Aided Primary School we address aspects of British Values through some of the examples below:

 DEMOCRACY & FREEDOM OF SPEECH:

  •  SHARING ASSEMBLIES  & PUPIL VOICE MINUTES
  •  PUPILS’  NOTICEBOARD & PUPILS’ VOICE
  • ELECTION OF PUPIL MONITORS & HOUSE CAPTAINS
  • PUPIL RESPONSIBILITY FOR SCHOOL RULES & ACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOUR
  • PUPILS’ ANNUAL EVALUATION FORMS & COMMENTS
  • Y6 ANNUAL REPORT TO PARENTS & GOVERNORS
  • Y6 ATTENDANCE AT SUMMER TERM FULL GOVERNING BODY MEETING
  • THE GREEKS
  • DEBATING ISSUES (verbally and in writing)

RULE OF LAW:

  •  SCHOOL RULES – REWARDS & CONSEQUENCES
  • THE ROMANS – INVENTION OF LAWS
  • HOME-SCHOOL AGREEMENT

DIVERSITY, MUTUAL RESPECT, TOLERANCE OF OTHER FAITHS & CULTURES, COMBATING DISCRIMINATION: 

  • GLOBAL LEARNING PARTNERSHIP WITH KOTUKALA NURSERY IN THE GAMBIA
  •  SPONSORED EVENTS EG WALKS ETC FOR CHARITY
  • FRENCH CULTURE
  • SCHOOL VISITORS – RISENGA MAKONGA, MR CHAM
  • CULTURAL TRADITIONS – ENGLISH CURRICULUM/TEXTS
  • CELEBRATIONS IN THE BRITISH CALENDAR – REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OTHERS, PROMOTING EQUALITY EQUAL OPPORTUNITY & INCLUSION:

  • ‘ADOPT A FARM’ PARTNERSHIP – MR & MRS KILHAM (CHLOE’S PARENTS)
  • ‘ADOPT A GORILLA’ (x 2)
  • COOKERY WITH SHOREHAM COLLEGE
  • BUMBLES’ GARDEN WITH MR & MRS GARNETT
  • PE/SPORT WITH HORSHAM LEISURELINK & DALESDOWN CHRISTIAN CENTRE
  • SWIMMING & BIKEABILITY WITH THE TOWERS CONVENT
  • MINIBUS HIRE FROM STEYNING GRAMMAR SCHOOL & THE TOWERS
  • CHANCTONBURY SCHOOLS incl Sporting fixtures and G & T DAYS
  • LOCALITY GOVERNOR WORKING 

CITIZENSHIP:

  •  PC KEELEY PROGRAMME
  • Y5 ANNUAL CITIZEN DAY