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
At Hose, we also promote the following fundamental British values
- Having a school council;
- Highlighting the development of democratic ideas in history lessons;
- Allowing pupils to vote in a range of situations linked to school life e.g. classes selecting a charity they wish to support via a class ballot;
- Ensuring all pupils are listened to by adults;
- Inviting MPs and other speakers to the school;
- Holding mock elections.
The Rule of Law
- The whole school creating taking a Pride in their school and how that works inconjunction with school rules.
- Having a clear behaviour policy that is explained to all;
- Highlighting the rules of the Church and God in the RE curriculum, for example the 10 commandments and the Precepts of the Church.
Personal Responsibility and Individual Liberty
- Encouraging children to be independent in their learning;
- Providing children with opportunities for reflection.
- Having a mission statement that is inclusive;
- Constantly promoting respect for others as good manners;
- Reinforcing the value of everyone’s opinions in class discussions;
- Having an effective anti-bullying policy;
- Emphasising in RE and PSHE lessons that every person is unique
- Having active educational links with other schools;
- Supporting charitable works.
Tolerance of those with difference faiths and beliefs
- Highlight how Religious Education provides pupils with a deep understanding of their own faith as well as awareness of the faith and traditions of other religious communities as a basis for understanding and respecting them;
- Encourage tolerance and understanding