Statement of British Values
The government set out their definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy. These were reinforced in September 2014 due to recent events. These new regulations will sit alongside the requirements of the Equalities Act, which also applies to all types of schools.
Schools will be expected to focus on, and be able to show, how our work with pupils is effective in embedding fundamental British values.
Promoting British values at Barnes Farm Infant School
The Department for Education set out a five-part definition of British values:
• the rule of law
• individual liberty
• mutual respect
• tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
Please click on the document below to see how we promote British values within our school community.
How we teach Spiritual, Moral Social and Cultural and British Values in Reception and Key Stage 1
What we cover in our SMSC teaching...
Rule of Law, Democracy, Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect, Tolerance of different cultures and religions.
How our SMSC Curriculum is delivered...
Through the ethos of the school and the whole school environment. Growth Mindset, Zones of Regulation, Capes of Success, class and school rules, Behaviour Triangle, PSHE curriculum, RE curriculum – visits to the Cathedral and Mosque in Year 2, outside visitors.
We celebrate Diwali, Chinese New Year, Easter and Christmas as well as other celebrations throughout the year.
Children understand the importance of rules and sanctions and this is consistent throughout the school. They understand the importance of fairness and feel safe and secure in their school environment.
The children feel valued and know the systems in place and fair and democratic. Every member of our school community is respected and valued.
Ways We Celebrate SMCS at BFIS...
Drop a days – eg Friendship days
* Voting on issues such as new equipment and resources, ways to change the school to make it happier and healthier for everyone
* Parent/Carers are invited in to celebrate different religions and cultures