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BRITISH
VALUES STATEMENT

At Crich Carr Church of England Primary School, we are committed to serving our community. We promote ‘British Values’ through our spiritual, moral, social and cultural education and Christian ethos, which is threaded through the schools’ curriculum and supports the development of the ‘whole child’.

The school, accepts admissions from all those entitled to an education under British law, including pupils of all faiths or none. It follows the policies outlined by its governing body regarding equal opportunities, which guarantee that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar. It seeks to serve all and help children prepare for life in modern Britain.

 ‘British Values’ have been identified as:

 

Democracy

At Crich Carr C of E Primary School, we encourage children to share their thoughts and opinions and communicate these in an appropriate and constructive way.

We have a School Council made up of 2 pupils from each house group, who are voted into the role by their peers at the start of each academic year. During fortnightly whole school council meetings we discuss any school issues that are raised and take votes when decisions need to be made.  In this way, we empower our pupils by giving them opportunities to make choices about the things that they believe to be important. By valuing the importance of children’s voice and by listening and responding, we demonstrate that we support democracy and liberty.

 

Rule of Law

Pupils are involved in all aspects of school life including input on setting ‘Golden Rules’ and codes of behaviour. Through a consistently applied behaviour policy, pupils are helped to manage their behaviour and take responsibility for their actions. They learn to understand the connection between actions and consequences.

 

Individual Liberty

Pupils are encouraged to become good and valued citizens of the community. We do this by supporting each pupil to become as independent and resilient as possible. We promote the right for everyone to believe, act and express oneself freely with due regard to the beliefs and opinions of others. Some pupils will be able to take responsibility for particular roles and to understand that with certain rights comes a level of responsibility. 

 

Mutual Respect

We promote inclusion and respect throughout the school. Staff and governors model this within their roles. Throughout the curriculum, we develop an understanding that we do not all share the same beliefs and values, and promote respect for the values, ideas and beliefs of others. We take every opportunity to expose the children to a range of activities, settings and locations. Events and circumstances are planned for pupils to go into the community to meet with a range of people in a variety of situations which include: sports events, community events and shared participation with other schools within and beyond our cluster.

 

 

Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs

At Crich Carr each person is respected and valued equally regardless of ability, faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status. Cultural appreciation and development forms part of our curriculum. We look for opportunities to participation in events and celebrations in order to broaden all pupils’ experiences and awareness of others. Our Collective worship and Religious education helps pupils to find out about themselves and others, linking their lives to the communities in which they belong.