BRITISH VALUES

British Values

At Gilberdyke Primary School we promote 'British Values' through our 'Wellbeing' education which is at the heart of everything we do.  We recognise that these values support the development of the 'whole' child and are promoted by all staff and are reinforced regularly in the following ways:

Democracy:

All children are treated fairly and have an equal right to express their views and be listened to.  Our pupils have the opportunity to be heard through our school council and through pupil questionnaires.  Children are involved in democratic processes such as voting for school councillors in a ballot, which introduces the children to the priniciple of democratic elections.

Rule of Law:

We consistently reinforce our high expectations of our children.  They are taught the value and reasons behind our expectations, that they are there to protect us, that everyone has a responsibility and that there are consequences when expectations are not followed.

Visits from authorities such as the police reinforce the message that we all have a responsibility to follow laws and that there are consequences when laws are broken.

Individual Liberty:

Within school, children are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe, secure environment.  At Gilberdyke, we educate and provide boundaries for our children to make choices safely, through provision of a safe environment and empowering education.  Children are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms.  They are advised how to exercise these safely through our e-safety policy and Wellbeing lessons.

Mutual Respect:

Part of our school ethos and behaviour policy has revolved around our 'Values Based' education where values such as ‘Respect’ are taught and modelled. All staff help children to understand how to respect by talking about how actions and words can affect others.  Children take part in discussions where they are expected to treat the opinions and views of others with respect, even if they differ from their own.

Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs:

We aim to enhance children’s understanding of different faiths and beliefs by participating in a range of celebrations throughout the year. Children have the opportunity to try different foods from other cultures and we encourage parents/carers to participate and support our multi-cultural events.