Promoting British Values Statement
The DfE have recently reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.” Please click on this link to read more about Promoting British Values in Schools. At Pudsey Tyersal Primary School these values are reinforced in the following ways:
Democracy is richly embedded within the school. Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through School Council. Our school rewards and sanctions encourage positive behaviour and good manners.
The Rule of Law:
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. Visits from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service visit school and help reinforce this message.
Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. We provide opportunities for children to express their preference through voting for example, School Council. As a school, we educate and provide boundaries for all pupils to make choices safely, through provision of a safe environment and an empowering approach through the education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these appropriately, for example through our E-Safety and PSHE lessons.
Mutual respect is one of our core values which is reflected in our vision statement. It is shared with home through newsletters and website information. Adults throughout the school model, demonstrate and promote respect for others as do older children who have suitable, age related, tasks and responsibilities and this is reiterated through our classroom and learning rules, as well as our behaviour.
Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs:
Pudsey Tyersal Primary School is a culturally rich and diverse school where children have unique opportunities to learn from each other by sharing and celebrating their different faiths and cultures. Collective worship and discussions involving differences amongst us have been followed up and supported by learning in class.