The ethos of the school is founded in the Christian Values that it adopts. However, much of these values link closely with British Values- something else that the school adheres to.
Schools should promote the fundamental British Values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.
The school promotes British Values through its Christian Values and also its provision of SMSC ( spiritual, moral, social and cultural development) Through this provision schools should :
- enable children to develop self knowledge, self esteem and self confidence
- enable students to distinguish right from wrong and to respect civil and criminal law of England
- encourage students to accept responsiblity for their behaviour, show initiative and understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely
- enable students to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England
- further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling students to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures
- encourage respect for other people; and
- encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England.
Through promoting British Values, students should gain an understanding of the following
- how citizens can influence decision making through democratic processes
- an appreciation that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for their wellbeing and safety
- an understanding that there is a separation of power between the executive and judiciary and that while some public bodies such as the police and army can be held account through Parliament, others such as the courts maintain independence
- an understanding that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected by law
- an acceptance that other people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself should be accepted and tolerated and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour; and
- and understanding of the importance of identifying and combatting discrimination.
At Flamborough we have conducted a learning walk to see where elements from British Values are seen in school such as our School Council board. We also have a display in the reception area for all visitors to see.
When we look at planning for next year, we will be looking for examples of where we can use British Values- our Curriculum Committee from the Governing Body have been looking at this in preparation.
Can't find what you're looking for ?