Promoting Fundamental British Values.
In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain.
Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.
The Key Values are:
• rule of law
• individual liberty
• mutual respect
• tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
British Values at Larkfields
Through teaching about British Values, we intend to establish the foundations upon which our children can develop the skills and knowledge to be able to navigate life in modern Britain. We want our children to understand the importance of treating others with respect and tolerance regardless of background. By teaching about British Values, we will enable our children to actively engage with the concepts of democracy, equality and diversity and help them to develop the characteristics of fairness, confidence and independence.
We recognise that the British values taught in school are human values and exist in individuals, families, societies, countries, and cultures throughout the world. At Larkfields Infant School British Values are promoted in much of what we do, during school assemblies, Religious Education and Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) sessions. The values are also integral to our vision and ethos.
These abstract ideas are explained to our children in the following ways.
We know that we are all special. We can make our own choices about what activities we would like to do. We can talk about our own ideas and opinions.
Tolerance of Different Faiths and Beliefs
We know that different people might have different ideas or opinions or beliefs to us.
Rule of Law
We follow the rules in our school. We understand the consequences of our actions.
We have equal rights. We know that we have rights as children.
We understand and respect the roles of people who help us. We treat everyone equally. We listen to and respect other people’s opinions and values.