British Values

Our school reflects British Values in all we do.

We encourage our children to be creative, unique, open-minded and independent individuals, respectful of themselves and of others in our school, our local community and the wider world.
We aim to nurture our children on their journey through life so they can grow into safe, caring, democratic, responsible and tolerant adults who make a positive difference to British Society and to the world.

What are British Values?

Schools have been asked to explain how they promote British values. So what are ‘British values? There are certain values that have been attributed to being British, by the government and some institutions, and these fall into the following broad areas:

How do we specifically promote ‘British Values’ at Elsecar Holy Trinity?

We seek to promote British values in our policies and practice here at Elsecar Holy Trinity Primary Academy, Our activities and the way we manage learning and behaviour, clearly reflect British values.
This is evident throughout Collective Worship, Religious Education and our curricular and enrichment activities. We use visits and visitors to school to enhance experiences and develop deeper knowledge and understanding.

Democracy

We provide pupils with a broad general knowledge of, and promote respect for, public institutions and services by discussing these whenever appropriate in curriculum work.
We teach pupils how they can influence decision making through the democratic process and we encourage pupils to become involved in decision making processes through the election of our school council representatives at the beginning of each academic year.
We model how perceived injustice can be peacefully challenged through our interactions with pupils and the schools’ behaviour system.

The Rule of Law

We ensure school rules and expectations are clear and fair by discussing these with pupils and establishing classroom rules with pupils themselves. We help pupils to distinguish right from wrong during everyday interactions and Collective Worship and we focus on fairness and justice to resolve any conflict as part of sanctions and our approach to behaviour.
Help pupils to understand that living under the rule of law protects individuals including the vulnerable in society. We include visits from the Police, Community Police Officers, the Fire Service and other agencies in our curriculum and community safety work.

Individual Liberty

We support pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence through every aspect of teaching and learning in school. Pupils take responsibility for their behaviour, as well as knowing their wider rights and responsibilities. We implement a strong anti-bullying culture and actively challenge stereotypes.

Respect and Tolerance

We promote respect for individual differences and help pupils to acquire an understanding of, and respect for, their own and other cultures and ways of life.
We challenge prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour. We organise visits to diverse places of worship and do not solely focus on Christianity in our curriculum.
We develop critical personal thinking skills throughout our curricular work. This includes discussion on the differences between people, including; faith, ethnicity, disability, gender or sexuality, and different family situations.

Our School Christian Values

These British Values link well to our School Christian Values

Individual Liberty

It’s important to remember what we believe in and to make sure we stand up for ourselves and others around us if we believe something isn’t fair

 

Individual Liberty

 
It’s up to us how we respond when things go wrong or become challenging. We can choose to be positive, try our best and keep going for as long as we can! Resilient is something that we can choose to be.

29th January – 4th February – Democracy

 
The UK is one of the most privileged countries in the world. Living in a democracy means we have many choices, including a say in how money is spent to help us all with things like education and healthcare. Not all countries are able to offer such benefits.

Mutual Respect

 
All of our behaviours and actions impact on those around us. When we are faced with a scary or unknown situation, we must try to stay as calm around us so we can respond in the best way and be able to help others if we can!

Individual Liberty

 
We will go through many different tests in our lives. There may be a temptation, at times, to take the easy path by copying someone else’s work and finding dishonest shortcuts. By doing this, we will not only be letting ourselves down but also those who work hard fairly and honestly.

January – Rule of Law

 
Most things we are able to speak freely about and discuss our opinions openly. Some words however, can be hateful and damaging so we must respect the laws to stop this. We must value and respect the reasons behind them to protect us all!

Mutual Respect

 
By helping others, who perhaps are going through difficulties or are less fortunate than us, we are showing care and respect for how we would like to be treated.

Individual Liberty

 
As we get older, we will make choices on jobs or work experience we choose to undertake. Through making the choice to work hard, whether in a job or at school, we will be able to reach our goals!

Democracy

Democracy is important and contributes to a fair and happy society. When people don’t feel that there is democracy, it can lead to unsettled and difficult periods where people worry about what might happen next.

Individual Liberty

 
Our oceans provide us with much of the air we breathe and are key for our survival. We should choose to play our part in protecting them by making small changes that can make a difference.

Tolerance

Bullying isn’t always easy to spot, but if we are aware of someone who is being bullied or if we feel something isn’t right, we will speak out and not let it happen around us.

Mutual Respect

 
We will all face challenges and times of difficulty at different times. We must understand and support each other and try our best to remain positive both for ourselves and for those around us.

Mutual Respect

We will all face challenges and times of difficulty at different times. We must understand and support each other and try our best to remain positive both for ourselves and for those around us.

Individual Liberty

 
Being a good neighbour means more than just being quiet. It is actively looking out for our neighbours to ensure we are helpful, kind and that their needs are met.
 

Respect

 
Showing respect towards others is important because it shows we value one another as human beings. Respect can be shown in lots of different ways, including kindness, support and being polite.

Tolerance

 We are all unique, with different beliefs and opinions. Together, this makes our community a rich and vibrant one full of diversity.   Both our similarities and differences should be celebrated as they make us who we are!

Individual Liberty

Every day, we make lots of choices. Some of those will affect the safety of ourselves and others. It’s important that we make sensible decisions with resources and toys that we may need to take extra care with.

Mutual Respect and Tolerance

All of our lives and journeys are different. Some people have made huge sacrifices for others. Some, may have injuries we can see, others may be struggling in other ways. Whatever we have been through, we must remember to support each other

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