British Values

Teaching School Alliance

Democracy

Pupils have a voice at our small school. Children are individuals; we know our children and they have a place at the heart of our community. Children have the opportunity to have their voices heard through Pupil questionnaires, weekly assemblies and circle times.  Pupils are always listened to and are taught the skills of listening carefully. Respect is part of our mission statement and respecting each other with concern and empathy is the right of all children and adults. Children come together to reflect class opinions through the Talk Time sessions, time that has been planned into the SiP to gather thoughts and to work together to improve our school.

 

The rule of law

The need for boundaries in the class, the school of the country are consistency reinforced. Our values are reflected in children’s daily routines and the expectations placed upon the whole of the school community are modelled by all adults. The behaviour policy, as well as praising the choices worthy of praise, also makes it clear that if rules are broken there are consequences; children are always encouraged to make the right choice.  All children are engaged in creating class rules at the start of the year and discussing why they are important. They are also taught to self reflect and to recognise when things go wrong and how to make amends. Our children are also taught that there are laws in our country and when these laws are broken we are potentially putting ourselves in danger, and could find ourselves in trouble. Visits from authorities such as the Police, Fire Service etc. are incorporated into the curriculum as and when appropriate.

 

Individual liberty

Within the safe, nurturing environment of our school all children are encouraged to make the right choice. We provide strong boundaries. Children are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through eSafety. The children learn to face challenges in the Thinking Skills programme, reason and challenge in maths, take risks in group work, as peers or on an individual basis. They thrive through exploring on residential trips and in various extracurricular activities.

 

Mutual respect

Our children know that difference is celebrated and ‘ok’. We help our children to learn that whilst those around them might be different we are all the same – we are special and deserve to be loved. We encourage all children to learn from each other and alongside each other.

 

Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs

This is achieved through enhancing children’s understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity. Members of different faiths, parents or special visitors are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within the school. This is sometimes experienced first hand through visits to special buildings, such as the mosque or synagogue.

 

Address

 

The Wickford C. of E.  School

Mount Road

Wickford

Essex   SS11 8HE

 

Phone

 

T. 01268 733297

F. 01268 571765

E-mail

 

 

School hours

 

Monday to Friday

8.50am - 2.50pm

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