Henry Bradley Nursery & Infant School British Values
At Henry Bradley Nursery Infant School, we believe it is important children develop into well rounded members of the community and also develop an understanding of respect and tolerance for others. We do this through our curriculum and assemblies to promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the pupils. Part of this involves the teaching of British Values as set out by the Department of Education (DfE).
We have 6 core values that underpins everything we do at Henry Bradley.
Our values are;
Respect, Responsibility, Kindness, Aspiration, Confidence, Perseverance
These values support the British Values.
Here are some examples of how you might see British values at work in our schools:
Each year each class decide upon their class rules. The children are asked to discuss and decide upon a set of rules that they will seek to abide by through the year. Their class rules cover behaviour, attitudes, manners, respect and tolerance.
- All children are encouraged to debate topics of interest, express their views and make a meaningful contribution to the running of the school on matters that directly involve pupils.
- The principle of democracy is explored in the curriculum as well as during assemblies.
- Children 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. Each class has its own representatives on the school council, voted for by every child in their class, in elections. The school council itself adheres to democratic processes.
- Playground leaders were also voted for by the children. These children support children at playtimes to ensure that everybody has a happy playtime.
- Across school, children vote on their favourite story to decide upon the text that will be read at the end of the day.
The Rule of Law
- School rules and expectations are clear, fair and regularly promoted.
- Children learn respect and appreciation for different rules – in PE and playground games, for example, or in religious education when rules for particular faiths are thought about.
- Pupils are always helped to distinguish right from wrong, in the classroom, during assemblies and on the playground. This is through our restorative practice approach.
- The Behaviour & Relationships policy and the Anti-Bullying policy set out a zero tolerance baseline for any form of aggression, abuse or violence, which extends to pupils, staff and parents and carers.
- The 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.
- Within school, children are encouraged to make choices knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. We educate and provide boundaries for our children to make choices safely, through provision of a safe environment.
- Children are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms.
- Pupils are supported to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence.
- Pupils are encouraged to take responsibility for their behaviour and the importance of making the right choices.
- Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our online safety teaching and PSHE lessons.
- Pupils are protected and stereotypes challenged. Our safeguarding policy outlines clearly what is expected of all. The PSHE curriculum underpins children's awareness and understanding
Mutual Respect and Tolerance of Others with Different Faiths and Beliefs and for Those without Faith
- Respect is one of the core values of our school. The pupils know and understand that it is expected that respect is shown to everyone, adults and children, and that their behaviour has an impact on their own rights and those of others.
- Staff and pupils are encouraged to challenge prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour.
- Through the PSHE and Religious Education curriculum, pupils are encouraged to discuss and respect differences between people, such as differences of faith, ethnicity, disability, gender or sexuality and differences of family situations thereby acquiring an understanding of, and respect for, their own and other cultures and ways of life.
- We offer a diverse curriculum which offers children the chance to reflect on our core values and British values. Children are familiar with and actively use our attitudes for learning: independence, co-operation, curiosity, perseverance.
- Because our school is not greatly culturally diverse, we place emphasis on promoting diversity through assemblies/collective worship through the inclusion of stories and celebrations from a variety of faiths and cultures.
- Religious Education, Personal, Health and Social Education& SCSM teaching reinforces this. Children are exposed to faiths and religions through teaching and learning, and wherever possible visit (as a trip or virtually) different places of worship. We follow the Derbyshire agreed syllabus for RE.
At Henry Bradley Nursery and Infant School we will actively challenge any member of our school community expressing opinions contrary to our fundamental British values.