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Fundamental British Values

The Department of Education has reinforced the need 'to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of: democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.' At Langrish these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:

Democracy

Democracy is evident within the school in the following ways:

  • Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our School Council, council members are elected annually by their peers
  • House Captains are elected annually by their teams following hustings
  • A charity is selected through children's votes that is then supported by the Year 6 Charity Day
  • The RRSA steering group make decisions democratically
  • Some weekly citizenship awards are selected through peer nominations and subsequent votes
  • Children are regularly consulted as to the content and approach to their learning
  • As a school we consider national events, such as the EU referendum and local/national council issues

The Rule of Law

The importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school assemblies. This is further supported by:

  • Units of RE work with concepts such as: Authority (Year 2 & 3), Law (Year 4)
  • Our work to become a Rights Respecting School
  • Visits from outside speakers such as: Police Community Support Officer

Individual Liberty

Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make choices safely, through the provision of a safe environment:

  • Year 3 complete a unit of work on risk assessment
  • Children regularly select how they wish to present their learning
  • The Year R curriculum reflects the children's interests in a safe outdoor learning environment

Mutual Respect

Part of our school ethos and behaviour policy has revolved around Core Values such as ‘Respect’, and pupils have been part of discussions and assemblies related to what this means and how it is shown.

  • Children feel comfortable to voice their opinions in debates
  • The school code of conduct is reinforced by the children reminding each other of the expectations

Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs

This is achieved through enhancing pupils understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity through:

  • Units of work which highlight the different faiths and beliefs of the world
  • Theme days and celebrations which encompass World Religions such as Chinese New Year
  • Promotion of the children's own faiths and perspectives

Celebrating Traditions and Values

At Langrish we like to celebrate the traditions and customs of all of our pupils; we also celebrate British traditions and customs by observing fundamentally British occasions such as St George's Day, The Queen's Birthday and remembrance events.

May Day Celebrations

Year 1 do si do their partners
Year 2 plaiting the maypole as the finale to the celebrations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Awards

  • Arts Council
  • Sing Up
  • Offsted
  • Music Mark
  • RRSA Level 1
  • Sports Mark