‘British Values’ are an intrinsic part of our ethos and school culture.
The Government has stated that British Values are:
- The rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs.
British values are reinforced regularly through the relationships, assemblies, focus weeks, language and attitudes in school as well as through many practical opportunities:
Article 12 (UNCRC) states that ‘children have the right to have a voice in matters that affect them’.
Moorlands Primary School has a well-established system of democratic elections for our School Council, and Pupil Voice is a strength of the school.
The Rule of Law:
Article 41 (UNCRC) states that ‘if the laws of a country protect children better than the articles of the Convention then those laws must stay in place’.
At Moorlands Primary School there is an expectation that everyone is treated respectfully.
Article 2 (UNCRC) states that ‘The Convention applies to everyone: whatever their race, religion or abilities, whatever they think or say, whatever type of family they come from’.
Moorlands Primary School has an inclusive approach where all children are valued as individuals.
Mutual Respect and Tolerance:
Article 14 (UNCRC) states that ‘every child has the right to think and believe what they want and to practise their religion as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights’.
In both assemblies and our curriculum, we teach respect for all.
Moorlands Primary School has a reputation for its involvement in local, national and global celebrations and events, such as;
- Fund raising, for a wide range of charities, often selected through pupil voice.
- Celebration of individual differences and similarities within faiths and cultures, challenging prejudice and discrimination.
How do we further embed British Values at Moorlands Primary School?
We follow and celebrate the following Values within School:
- Making positive contributions
- Making good choices
- Being kind and caring
- Showing respect
Adults and children are encouraged to recognise excellent contributions towards these values. Children are then awarded a leaf to be added to the relevant branch on our British Values tree, which is outside of the main offices in school. All children receive a Marvellous Me message home with 1 child from each branch randomly selected to receive a certificate at our half termly Celebration Assembly.
Here is our fantastic display: