British Values at Provost Williams Primary School
Children, parents and staff have many opportunities for their voices to be heard at Provost. A democratic approach to decision making is fully embedded throughout the schools and is a core feature within operating polices and procedures. We promote an understanding of the importance of democracy through pupil and parent questionnaires, through voting for School Council representatives and the annual May King and Queen. In Year 5 children have the opportunity to learn about democracy further when they study Ancient Greek democracy.
The Rules of Law
Pupils are taught from an early age the rules of the school. There are our class rules, and the school Code of Conduct . We also have a sporting pledge .Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind rules and laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Respect time allows children the opportunity to consider the consequences of their actions. We have regular visits and have developed excellent relationships with local authority figures such as the Police, Police community support officers and Fire Service help reinforce this message.
Alongside rules and laws, we promote freedom of choice and the right to respectfully express views and beliefs. Through the provision of a safe, supportive environment and inclusive education, we provide boundaries for our young pupils to make choices safely; for example choices about:
- what homework challenge or activity they would like to do,
- participation in extra-curricular activities,
- who they work with lessons, and
- how they would like to record their work.
Our pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are taught how to exercise these safely, such as in our e-safety and SEAL lessons.
Self-respect and respect for others form a core part of our school value system. This is based on embedding appreciation and understanding of differences. ‘Talk Partners’ develop our children’s capacity to actively listen to the ideas and opinions of others. Children develop their understanding of fair play through our PE curriculum and to display good sportsmanship when representing the school. and discussion is . Our ethos also promotes respect as being a fundamental aspect of adults and children.
Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
Provost is a faith school. However we actively promote diversity through our celebrations of different faiths and cultures. Religious Education lessons and PSHE lessons reinforce messages of understanding and respect for others. Members of different faiths and religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school. The children visit places of worship that are important to different faiths.
Updated January 2017