SMSC and British values

Promoting British Values 

 

At Aloeric we believe that schools have a moral purpose and that we should encourage our pupils to become responsible citizens who contribute positively to society. The philosophy and ethos of Aloeric  School is based on tolerance, respect and kindness. We promote these values through everything that we say and do.  

The Government defines British values as: 

·         Democracy 

·         The rule of law 

·         Individual liberty 

·         Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. 

These values fit within the school’s values and are promoted and supported throughout the curriculum and through our attitudes and relationships. 

 

Some of the ways that we promote are values include: 

·         School council. Pupils elect the members who then represent their class at meetings 

·         Curriculum. RE lessons provide opportunities to learn about many different faiths and beliefs. PHSE lessons focus on rights, responsibilities and making good choices 

·         Assemblies cover stories from many faiths and cultures 

·         Discussions and mock elections are held to coincide with local and national elections 

·         The equal opportunities statement ensure that no group is discriminated against 

·         Multi-cultural themed weeks are held 

·         Circle times and restorative conversations are used to bring issues out into the open and strengthen relationships 

 

The curriculum at Aloeric Primary School comprises all the learning and other development opportunities that pupils experience at the school. We aim to provide our pupils with a broad, balanced education, develop them to fulfil their potential and nurture them into good citizens, conscious of their responsibilities to each other, their family, society and the world of work. British Values underpin our ethos and curriculum.  

 

We believe that education, at home and at school, is a route to moral, social, cultural, spiritual, physical and mental development, and thus the well-being of the individual. Education should also reaffirm our commitment to the virtues of truth, justice, honesty and sense of knowing right from wrong.

  

Democracy:
Children at Aloeric Primary School are involved in democratic processes, voting for School Councillors from Year 1 to Year 6. Each have  2 class representatives and our School Councillors make decisions democratically on behalf of their peers.
A member of school staff facilitates the School Council. Regular meetings are held, where an agenda is set, minutes are taken and democratic processes are followed.
The Rule of Law:
Our Rules and values are the backbone of our school community. Children are taught how these guide us to make positive behaviour and learning choices for ourselves and for the school community.
We have a clearly structured behaviour policy, which all stakeholders understand and follow.
We regularly review behaviour incidents in school and share these with key stakeholders.
Safety awareness and E-Safety awareness are a focus of assemblies and cross-curricular work. Our computing curriculum includes Internet Safety.
 
Individual Liberty:
Within school, children 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 children to make choices safely, through our provision of a safe environment and empowering teaching. Children are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms.
 
Mutual Respect:
Mutual respect is at the heart of our values. Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community treat each other with respect. This is clearly seen in our School Rules, which are clearly displayed in classrooms and taught, as part of our PSHE curriculum.
 
Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs:
At Aloeric Primary 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.