Promoting British Values
At Maundene Primary School we promote these values in the following ways:
- Maundene Primary School has a School Council to which the Year 6 members are voted in each year by their peers. Children understand that a place on the School Council comes with the responsibility of representing their peers’ needs and interests.
- We encourage children to be leaders throughout the school and we have a number of activities and responsibilities that are undertaken by the children. In year 6 we have a Head Girl, Head Girl and prefects who help around the school with duties, lead assemblies and be role models for the school.
- Democracy is taught during assemblies and during class-based PSHE sessions. Children regularly get opportunities to express their views in school through Pupil Voice interviews and questionnaires and developed a clear commitment to developing the school’s values.
The Rule of Law:
- Children know what is expected of them, why rules are important, and what the consequences are if they do not follow them. Children at Maundene Primary School are well aware of what an exciting curriculum they have and their sustained excellent behaviour enables them to develop into confident and independent learners.
- At Maundene Primary School we ensure that children are acutely aware of the responsibilities that come with having rights. Children develop a thorough understanding of personal responsibility and develop independence in managing relationships and behaviour. Through our peer mentors we enable children to develop the language and strategies to solve conflict and right wrongs.
- At Maundene Primary School we offer a range of exciting opportunities for children to be leaders throughout the school. They understand the rules they have created for their classes permeate through all activities and events. Children also understand their behaviour and regard for the rules extends beyond the school itself, such as acting as school ambassadors while on school trips. This understanding means teachers can organise fascinating school trips secure in the knowledge children will get the same from them as they do from learning opportunities within school.
- Maundene Primary School is a safe place for children and cultivates an atmosphere in which children can make choices about their school life in a supportive environment.
- We educate our pupils to know they have boundaries within which they may make choices safely, through the provision of a nurturing mindset and empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised on how to exercise these safely, for example, through our E-Safety and PSHE lessons. Whether it is through choice of challenge, of how they record, or of participation in our numerous extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices. From the very start of their school life children are encouraged to challenge their personal best by giving them ownership of their own learning. Children regularly have next steps shared with them, whether verbally or with written feedback in books so they know exactly what they can do to progress.
- The ethos of our school nurtures an understanding of mutual respect and it underpins the engaging and exciting teaching and learning which happens here. School life, at Maundene Primary School, abides by our values which nurture kindness, resilience, honesty and respect. The children and all staff connected to our school understand our values and work in a manner which encourages everyone to achieve to their highest ability.
- Assemblies regularly cover ‘Respect’, and pupils have been part of discussions related to what this means and how we show it. When a child does well, their achievement is displayed for everyone to learn from their positive attitude and hard work. Learning and effort are highly respected and the whole school is focused on developing an intrinsic sense of worth and achievement.
Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs
- This is achieved through enhancing pupils’ understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity. We are increasing, over time, in the richness in both cultures and languages, with ten home languages represented. We regularly hold whole-school assemblies to celebrate and learn about the numerous religious festivals which happen throughout the school year.
- We harness cultural links in our classes and often reach out into the community to support our teaching. Children experience influences from all over the world in their classrooms. Our core values ensure children develop respect for the person; developing strong and lasting relationships which enable the community to be strong and cohesive.