British Values

Promoting Fundamental British Values at Fieldhead Carr Primary School

In accordance with The Department for Education, we aim to actively promote British values in our school to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.

The Key British Values are:

  • democracy
  • rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect
  • tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

How this is done at Fieldhead Carr Primary School:

How this is done at Fieldhead Carr Primary School:

Our school ethos is underpinned by our Fieldhead Factors

Respect – for ourselves, each other and our future
Perseverance & Courage – trying our best, even when things are tough
Reflective and Resourceful– trying to do things for ourselves and using our problem solving skills to grow our independence
Collaborative Community – working together for everyone’s benefit
Responsible– we own our behaviours

This is how we build our team and share with children the skills they need to grow into a confident and valued member of the community.

We actively promote British values through

Challenging pupils, staff, visitors or parents who express opinions contrary to British values

Democracy – what do we do?

Class voting for the election of school councillors at the start of the year;

Teach pupils how they can influence decision-making through the democratic process;

Taught through assemblies and our school curriculum; CREW, Thrive and Direct teaching

Children also have the opportunity to have their voices heard through pupil questionnaires and Pupil Voice sessions

Pupils are asked to respond and reflect on their own learning as part of the marking process.

Encourage pupils to become involved in decision-making processes and ensure they are listened to in school;

Help pupils to express their views; in Crew, Music Appreciation and FHC Gallery work

Model how perceived injustice can be peacefully challenged;

Rule of law – what do we do?

  • Ensure school rules and expectations are clear and fair; a behaviour blueprint is displayed in classrooms and shared spaced.
  • Class rules and celebration of adhering to these rules; Positive purple behaviours are celebrated and names are added to a half termly prize draw.
  • Help pupils to distinguish right from wrong; Restorative conversations are had to repair and rebuild relationships.
  • Help pupils to respect the law and the basis on which it is made;
  • Help pupils to understand that living under the rule of law protects individuals;
  • Annual visit from St Giles Trust to take about knife crime with Year 6.
  • Children apply to be Play Leaders and organise and play games at playtimes
  • Fab friends support younger children at playtimes.
  • FHC Wombles. Children volunteer to be a Womble for the day or borrow the kit for a community clean.

Individual liberty – what do we do?

Support pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem, self-confidence;

Encourage pupils to take responsibility for their behaviour, as well as knowing their rights;

Model freedom of speech through pupil participation, while ensuring protection of vulnerable pupils and promoting critical analysis of evidence;

Challenge stereotypes;

Implement a strong anti-bullying culture; our FAB friends play a vital role.

Online safety is woven into the curriculum using Project Evolve. Parents and staff regularly receive online safety newsletters.

Mutual Respect and tolerance of different cultures and religions– what do we do?

  • Explore positive role models (where possible) through our topics;
  • Challenge prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour;
  • Organise visits to places of worship;
  • Our RE scheme ensures that our children have a good understanding of a range of religious beliefs and customs;
  • Help pupils to acquire an understanding of, and respect for, their own and other cultures and ways of life;
  • KS2 participate in debates in class and with other local schools;
  • Weekly Celebration assembly. Children are celebrated for demonstrating the key Fieldhead factor;
  • Fieldhead Factor Trophy awarded to the child who has shown exemplary Fieldhead Factor attitudes and behaviour.