British Values Statement
The DFE have recently reinforced the need: -
“to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all school to promote the fundamental British Values of democracy, the rule of the law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”
At Sea View we pride ourselves in the promotion of the British values of tolerance, respect for the rule of the law and UK institutions and the belief in personal and social responsibility to build successful citizens in a multi-cultural society. We believe that these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways.
The Rule of the Law
- The importance of Laws, whether they are School rules or the guidelines and practice laid down in our Behaviour and Discipline Policy are consistently reinforced by all during the school day. Children are taught the value and the reason behind laws and rules. With this comes an understanding that there is a consequence if these rules are broken.
- Visitors to school such as the Community Police, E-safety visitors, safe cycling, and the British blue cross promote the rule of the Law, personal and social responsibility and citizenship in our wider community.
We promote British values in a variety of ways in school:
- Use of R-time to develop relationships and manage conflict.
- Assemblies to promote unity in school, to develop citizenship and social responsibility both in school and in the local community.
- Visits to a range of places of Worship to develop tolerance and respect for other faiths, cultures and beliefs.
- Visitors to school such as the Community Police, E-safety visitors, safe cycling, and the British blue cross to promote personal and social responsibility and citizenship in our wider community
- Use of the discovery RE syllabus for RE to develop understanding and tolerance of a variety of faiths and beliefs to build successful citizens in a multi-cultural society.
- Cross Curricular themes covered in topic look at a range of influential people from varying background and ethnicities.
- Supporting charities such as Children in Need, Comic relief, Royal British Legion to understand our place in the wider world and how we can work together to support others.
- Developing social responsibility through encouraging children to develop a sustainable environment through litter picking, recycling etc.