Promoting British Values

Loddon Primary Federation

Promoting British Values

At Loddon Primary Federation we uphold and teach pupils about the British Values which are defined as:

  • Democracy
  • Rule of Law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual Respect
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

Democracy

Democracy is rife within the school. Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our Pupil Council and Pupil surveys. The elections of School Council members and are based solely on pupil votes. Our school has rules which have been voted on by pupils as a class group.

The Rule of Law

The importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently discussed and reinforced throughout regular school days, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school assemblies. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken.

Individual Liberty

Within our school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make choices safely. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms. Pupils are supported to know how to exercise these safely through, for example, E-Safety and PSHE lessons.

Mutual Respect

Part of our school ethos and behaviour policy are based around core values such as ‘respect’ and ‘responsibility’ and these values determine how we live as a community at Loddon Infant & Nursery School. Assemblies are themed around ‘Values for Life’ and are central to how we expect everyone to go about their life at our school. Children and adults alike, including visitors, are challenged if they are disrespectful in any way.

Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs

This is achieved through enhancing pupil understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity. Our curriculum supports this. Assemblies and discussions involving prejudices and prejudice-based bullying are supported by learning in RE and PSHE. We are developing our range of languages that we teach and learn at our school.