CURRICULUM – BRITISH VALUES
INTRODUCTION TO OUR BRITISH VALUES AT CAMP
British Values Statement
Promoting British Values at Camp Primary and Nursery School
The DfE place the requirement, “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.”
At Camp Primary and Nursery School these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:
Each year the children decide upon their ‘class rules’. All the children contribute to the drawing up of the class rules. To complement this we also have school ‘Golden Rules’, and a ‘Right and Responsibilities’ statement, which is on display in each classroom. We have a School Council who meets on a regular basis. We hold an annual election for the President and Vice President, and termly class elections for the class representatives. School Council discuss and share ideas for how to improve a range of aspects of school life. They also meet with the governing body every year.
The Rule of Law
The importance of laws, whether they are those that govern the class, the school, or the country, is consistently reinforced at Camp. Pupils are taught from an early age the rules of the school. These are our Golden Rules, playground rules and rules about keeping safe. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind rules and 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, local magistrates and fire service help reinforce this message.
At Camp, 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 informed choices, through a safe environment and an empowering education. Pupils are given the freedom to make choices, for example, whether it is through choice of activity or challenge, how they record their learning/work, or by choosing to participate in our numerous extra-curricular clubs and opportunities.
Our school vision statement reinforces the high importance of mutual respect at Camp. This is reinforced on a day to day basis through assemblies, PSHCe teaching, circle times, and our behaviour policy. Respect is one of our 4 Golden rules in school.
Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs
Camp Primary and Nursery School is a multi-cultural school serving a diverse local community. We actively celebrate diversity at Camp. Our curriculum promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Assemblies, Religious Education lessons and PSHCe lessons reinforce messages of tolerance and respect for others. Members of different faiths and religions in our school community are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school. The children visit places of worship that are important to different faiths.