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How do we promote British Values at Gilded Hollins?

 

Prevent Duty

 The aim of ‘Prevent’ is to stop people becoming or supporting terrorists and to do this by challenging ideologies, protecting vulnerable individuals and supporting institutions, such as schools. It is part of the National Counter Terrorism Strategy known as CONTEST.

At Gilded Hollins Community Primary School we believe that children should be given the opportunity to explore the issue of diversity and understand Britain as a multi-cultural society. Providing a safe learning environment in which children can raise controversial questions and concerns without fear of reprimand or ridicule and explore boundaries of what’s acceptable will engender an open attitude to multi-cultural and race issues.

We do this through our PSHE and RE curriculum which aims to foster in children values such as tolerance, understanding, respect and, indeed, welcome for people from all countries, faiths and backgrounds. We also do this through debate and healthy discussion within a safe learning environment where opinions are valued and challenged in a respectful and informed way.

Staff have received training as part of our safeguarding duties in the recognition of children who may be vulnerable to such extremism. The Designated Child Protection Officer, Mr D Nash, and Deputy Designated Child Protection Officers, Mrs C Burns and Mrs S Thompson (who is also a Gilded Hollins School Governor), will receive further training from the LA in due course.

The Chair of Gilded Hollins Governing Body, Mrs E Haworth, is school's British Values Governor. She is responsible for ensuring that the promotion of British Values is one of the main tenets of the Gilded Hollins philosophy.

 

See the link below for further information and resources for PREVENT:

 

http://www.preventforschools.org/index.php?category_id=62

 

 

 

Gilded Hollins Community Primary School

Statement of British Values

 

At Gilded Hollins Community Primary School we provide opportunities for pupils to explore their own culture and have a clear understanding and appreciation of a wide range of cultural influences that have shaped modern Britain. We encourage all children to be tolerant and respectful of those of different faiths and beliefs. We provide the children with an understanding of the main festivals and key dates of significance to British Culture e.g. Remembrance Day, the Queen’s Birthday and major political events such as elections.

Our school is summed up in the phrase that forms the backbone of our whole ethos: ‘Respect Everyone’

 

     DEMOCRACY

  • Children are involved in democratic processes e.g. School Council, Year Six Pupil of the Year.

  • Children make statements for election to the School Council and gather the opinions of their classmates when bringing about change through the School Council.

  • During assemblies, and in class, we discuss the role of democracy to coincide with national and local elections.

  • Children learn about the present monarchy and the monarchy in previous years, as well as political leaders from the past.

  • Children are involved in debates and open discussions.

  • Children have roles and responsibilities within school – classroom monitors, playleaders, librarians, school buddies, reading buddies, assisting Reception Class in the lunch hall, etc.

  • Children raise funds for charities throughout the year, including for Salman, an Indian boy whose education we are funding. We are also twinned with Bimmah, a village school in Ghana. We share work with the children at the school and have made donations to buy IT equipment for their pupils.

  • We have also raised money for various other charities, including recent fundraising in each class (via cakes sales, a sponsored silence, and a treasure hunt) to collect more than £500 for a local homeless organisation. 

  • We work with local Magistrates to educate the children about upholding British law and the Prosecution Service.

  • Assemblies are given on major political events taking place in Great Britain and on notable figures from the country's past and present.

  • Whole classes are able to win Magic 'S's, which are stored in a Superclass jar and translate into minutes earned towards a Golden Time session at the end of each half term. This inculcates a sense of teamwork and collaboration for the common good. Children take part as teams in various school events, such as Sports Day, and participate in the many out of curriculum team tournaments in which we compete. All this encourages taking the views and strengths of the team as a means of success, rather than the views of the individual.

     

  • THE RULE OF LAW

  • Clearly structured and enforced Behaviour Policy.

  • Expectations about behaviour are discussed regularly.

  • Children are taught about how rules and behaviours keep us safe.

  • Assemblies cover national and international events.

  • Visits from outside agencies such as the Police, the Fire Service and other people who help us.

  • Children are taught about outside agencies who protect us by enforcing laws e.g. ChildLine, Magistrates.

  • Class rules, playground rules, road safety rules, e-safety rules are covered in the curriculum.

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    INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY

     

  • Continuous provision, child led learning and pupil choice are encouraged as part of school life.

  • Children have choices for lunch menus, reading books, snacks and after school clubs.

  • Children audition for concerts and performances and try out for sports teams throughout the year.

  • Through collective worship and R.E children are encouraged to develop self-respect and confidence by gaining an understanding of the rights which we all have to be listened to and treated with respect. This is often achieved through the teachings of major faiths, including Christianity.

  • Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment.

  • Our curriculum encourages pupils to express themselves and to be free to be themselves

  • Sports activities promote an attitude of equality and fairness.

  • Our PSHE curriculum embodies values of mutual respect.

  • We acknowledge awards and achievements of the pupils gained from outside school activities through our weekly Awards Assembly.

     

    MUTUAL RESPECT FOR AND TOLERANCE OF THOSE WITH DIFFERENT FAITHS AND BELIEFS, AND THOSE WHO ARE WITHOUT FAITH

  • RE is taught across the school and features the major world religions. This learning includes visits to other places of worship, and inviting outside visitors to school to share learning about other faiths

  • Through RE, children are taught to understand and respect different faiths and beliefs.

  • PSHE lessons on current events, and informal discussions, encourage the children to ask questions about the world and the people in it, knowing that they will be listened to and given an unbiased and fair view.

  • Pupils learn about and celebrate different festivals throughout the school year.

  • Pupils share stories exploring morals, cultures and beliefs.

 

British Values Assembly themes 2017-18

Date –

Week Beginning

 

 

Assembly Themes

 

 

Mon 30th Oct

Optimism

Bonfire Night

 

 

 

Mon 6th Nov

Collaboration

E-Safety, Remembrance Day

Mon 13th Nov

Reliability

Anti-Bullying Week

Mon 20th Nov

Motivation

Tolerance of Others

Mon 27th Nov

Positive thinking

St Andrew’s Day

Mon 4th Dec

Kindness

Racism

Mon 11th Dec

Power of one

Hanukah (First day- 13-12-17)

Mon 18th Dec

Respect

Christmas

 

 

 

Mon 8th Jan

Friendship

E-Safety

Mon 15th Jan

Determination

Rule of Law

Mon 22nd Jan

Family

Democracy

Mon 29th Jan

Teamwork

Stranger Danger

Mon 5th Feb

Confidence

International day of women and girls in science (11-2-18)

Mon 12th Feb

Trust

Chinese New Year

 

 

 

Mon 26th Feb

Resilience

World Book Day (1-3-18)

St David’s day (1-3-18)

Mon 5th March

Self-belief

Holi

Mon 12th March

Integrity

Love of Learning

Mon 19th March

Enthusiasm

International Day of Happiness (20-3-18)

St Patrick’s day (17-3-18)

 

Mon 26th March

Organisation

Good Friday / Easter Story

 

 

 

Mon 16th April

Education

Birthday of Queen Elizabeth

Mon 23rd April

Thoughtfulness

St George’s Day (23-4-18)

Mon 30th April

Politeness

Difference

Mon 7th May

Determination

May Day

Mon 14th May

Prejudice

Ramadan

Mon 21st May

Adaptability

Recycling

 

 

 

Mon 4th June

Patience

Individual Liberty

Mon 11th June

Focus

Respect

Mon 18th June

Self-awareness

Longest day

Mon 25th June

Compromise

Helping and Encouraging Others

Mon 2nd July

Independence

Fire Safety

Mon 9th July

Interdependence

Water Safety

Mon 16th July

Change

Thankfulness

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