British Values 

At Five Spires Academy we uphold and teach pupils about British Values which are defined as:

  • Democracy 

  • The Rule of Law

  • Individual Liberty

  • Mutual Respect

  • Tolerance of those of different Faiths and Beliefs

Promoting British Values at Five Spires Academy


The DfE reinforce 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.”

The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values. At Five Spires Academy these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:

 

Democracy

Each year the children decide upon their class charter and the rights associated with these. All the children contribute to the drawing up of the charter. We have a school council which meets regularly to discuss issues raised in class council meetings. The council is genuinely able to effect change within the school. Every child on the school council is voted in by their class. Children have an annual questionnaire where they are able to put forward their views about the school.

 

The Rule of Law

The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced at Five Spires. Pupils are taught from an early age the rules of the school. There are our Class Rules, Playground Rules and E-Safety Rules. 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 and Fire Service help reinforce this message.

 

Individual Liberty

At Five Spires Academy, 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 encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety and PSHE lessons.

 

Mutual Respect

Mutual respect is at the heart of our school values. Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. We believe everyone in our school community is unique and therefore we expect everyone to be treated with respect, tolerance and kindness at all times.

Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs

Five Spires is a diverse school. We actively promote diversity through our celebrations of different faiths and cultures. Religious Education lessons and PSHE lessons reinforce messages of tolerance and respect for others. Our curriculum and our links with other schools, illustrate our commitment to exploring our school community and local community. Members of different faiths and religions 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.

© 2016 Five Spires Primary Academy

 

Cherry Orchard Road

Lichfield

WS14 9AN

Tel: 01543 223680

Email: office@fivespiresacademy.co.uk

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