British Values Statement The Green Infant School
The Green Infant School is committed to serving the community of South Normanton and its surrounding areas. At The Green Infant School, we recognise the ever-changing nature of our multi-cultural and multi-faith United Kingdom, and therefore those it serves. We understand the vital role we have in ensuring that groups or individuals within our school are not subjected to intimidation or radicalization by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them.
At The Green Infant School these values are regularly promoted through high quality teaching, a program of assemblies and a positive behaviour policy allowing pupils to develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute to life in modern Britain.
Schools are required to ensure that key British values are taught in all UK schools. The Government set out its definition of British Values in the 5 steps defined in the ‘prevent strategy’ – values of:
We have an elected School Council. This committee works with the staff to raise standards and ensure that every voice is heard in our school. They are also involved in the interview process for all new staff.
The Rule of Law
We have high expectations about pupil conduct and this is reflected in our Positive Behaviour Policy. There are rewards for exhibiting good and caring behaviour and consistent demonstration of our values are recognised. Through our school assemblies, circle time and PHSE children are taught how to earn trust, respect and are supported to develop a strong sense of morality; knowing right from wrong and doing the right thing even when it’s difficult. These clear expectations of behaviour support our children in making the right decisions and facilitate learning.
We provide a safe and supportive environment in which we encourage all to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms while respecting that everyone else also has the same rights. Pupils are encouraged to make good choices within safe boundaries. They are given the opportunity to resolve conflicts effectively and are supported by staff when needed.
We believe that respect for others is a vital component of moral development, encouraging open discussions in all areas but especially in lessons which promote citizenship such as PHSE. We are actively support all to develop their own reasoned views about moral and ethical issues, encouraging pupils to understand the rights and responsibilities as citizens within our school and wider community. We regularly support a range of charities – both global and local.
Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs
Our school is made up of people from a wide range of backgrounds; we aim to promote understanding and appreciation of different faiths and cultures both within school and the wider world. Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs is promoted through the curriculum. We actively promote courtesy and good manners towards all. Ensuring we actively monitor and tackle all forms of bullying and harassment. This includes cyber bullying, prejudice based bullying related to appearance, SEN, race, religion, belief and disability.