British Values

At South Baddesley we uphold and teach children about British Values. These values are expressed as:

Democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.

Actively promoting British Values also means challenging pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values, including ‘extremist’ views.

British Values in action

Each term, we identify links to these British Values through our Collective Worship programme. We further explore each theme through our PSHE programme, as well as making links through the texts we read and topics we explore.

Classrooms regularly demonstrate democracy in action and pupils learn to both contribute their own ideas and listen to others. Children learn how to have productive debates and make collective decisions. Opportunities such as Special Me Day and our Oakhaven Project help children to demonstrate mutual respect. This is further reinforced through our Behaviour Policy and whole school events such as our annual memorial service at St. Mary’s Church.

Children understand the importance of laws through our school Behaviour Policy and through our class charters. Children understand the need to follow these rules in order to work and play in a harmonious culture. The Class Charters can be found on the class pages section of this website. Through our Community Worships and our PSHE curriculum children learn about people who help us and keep us safe.

Children learn that individual liberty requires them to make safe and sensible choices. Daily school life is rich in opportunities for children to make choices, from Woodland School to Sports Leaders. Children are asked to decide on their seating arrangements at lunch time. They make significant contributions to the planning of Community Worship and can choose to be a Young First Aider at break time. Our E-safety curriculum helps children to learn how to make good choices online and how to keep themselves safe.

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs is achieved by helping children to understand that they live in a culturally diverse world. Our curriculum driver of ‘The World’ raises awareness of the interconnected and diverse world that we live in. Our daily work provides resources and literature from a wide range of cultures and societies and our RE curriculum explores a range of faiths and beliefs.

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