The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values have now been reiterated.
At Barnburgh Primary School these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:
Children at our School have a voice, and they are provided with lots of opportunities for their voices to be heard. We have an elected School Council which meets regularly to discuss issues relating to the school. This council is representative of the school.
The Rule of Law
The importance of following rules and acting within the law are constantly reinforced through our school ethos and our Positive Behaviour and Discipline Policy. Pupils are taught the reasons behind such laws, how to take personal responsibility for how they act and the sanctions when laws/rules are broken. Visits from the Police and Fire Service help us to reinforce this message.
At Barnburgh Primary School, children are encouraged to make their own choices, knowing that they can do so in a safe and secure environment. Children are provided with clear boundaries that they work within, but are empowered to take responsibility for their own actions. Learners understand their individual rights and freedoms through a range of curriculum activities, for example through e-safety lessons.
Children at our School know that their behaviours and actions have an effect on the rights of others. All members of the school community treat themselves, their peers and adults with respect.
Tolerance of Different Faiths and Beliefs
Barnburgh is situated within an area that is not greatly culturally diverse, so we promote diversity throughout the curriculum and through activities such as 'Community Days'. Children visit places of worship and learn about different faiths in the curriculum.