Stanley Green Infant Academy & Starfish Nursery

British Values

Our aim at Stanley Green is for every pupil to feel nurtured and valued.

We welcome cultural diversity and love to learn from each other. To encourage pupils to develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in Britain. We actively promote the fundamental British Values and this forms part of our wider work in school with children in relation to their Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education (SMSC).

 

The British Values, as defined by the government, are:

 

Democracy

The Rule of Law

Individual Liberty

Mutual Respect

Tolerance of different Faiths and Beliefs

 

We teach a broad and balanced curriculum that teaches elements of democracy, rules and laws, the monarchy, equality, values and virtues, environmental awareness and understanding of different faiths. Actively promoting British Values also refers to challenging pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values. At Stanley Green, values of tolerance and respect permeate all areas of school life. This creates a climate within which pupils feel safe and secure and therefore allows them to learn and develop.

 

These British Values are promoted throughout the curriculum, across the whole school. They are also seen in the school ethos, policies, assemblies, special events and cultural celebrations. The following are a selection of activities that evidence our commitment to British Values.

 

We teach children about Democracy through:

  • Children being involved in democratic processes e.goting for pupil councillors, offering rewards and incentives such as certificates and earning star badges

  • School council

  • Encouraging children to think about the rights of others through a range of experiences such as assemblies, lessons which draw upon the theme of democracy, e.g. stories in R.E. and historical events and also where there are incidents which cause debate.

 

We teach children about Rule of Law through:

  • School behaviour policy

  • Establishing class rules together at the start of the year

  • Our school values

  • Stanley Stars – children who help others at lunchtime and remind them of green expectations

  • Reflecting on behaviour and learning during lessons

  • Learning from visitors in school

 

We teach children about Individual Liberty through:

  • Understanding responsibility in school in terms of behaviour and learning attitudes

  • Promotion of independence through our values character Independent Eddie

  • Pupil roles in school – monitors/ helpers

  • School values

  • Local and national fundraising

  • Community links

  • Assembly – school council/ people who help us

  • Well-being areas which we contribute to (worry and celebration boxes)

  • Restorative practise

  • Challenging stereotyping and bias

  • Anti-bullying

 

We teach children about Mutual Respect through:

  • PSHE and JIGSAW assemblies

  • Positive relationships encouraged and modelled

  • Inclusive ethos

  • RE curriculum

  • Anti-bullying assembly

  • Pupil council

  • Sports Events

  • Visitors

  • Use of behaviour peg charts

  • PE values

  • Active listening

 

We teach children about Tolerance through:

  • Assemblies – stories from world faiths and cultures

  • Reflection opportunities in assemblies

  • School curriculum, especially R.E., History, Geography, PSHE Jigsaw

  • Being an inclusive school, welcoming children whatever their faith and background

  • Restorative practise