PROMOTING BRITISH VALUES AT LATYMER ALL SAINTS PRIMARY SCHOOL
The DfE have 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, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”
The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values were reiterated in 2014. At Latymer All Saints these values are reinforced in the following ways:
• Pupils vote for representatives on the school council
• Pupils are encouraged to share their views about how the school can be improved
• Pupils contribute towards decision making and school policy
• Older pupils are given a variety of opportunities to help younger ones
• House captains are elected and are given a range of responsibilities which they take very seriously
• Our school assemblies are based around our core values of Love, Aspiration and Service. Through these values we explore issues around democracy, rights and responsibilities.
• Pupils have an annual questionnaire where they are able to put forward their views about the school
• Our children learn about the wider world through our exciting and experience led curriculum.
THE RULE OF LAW
• Our behaviour expectations are fairly and consistently reinforced at Latymer All Saints
• Pupils are clear about the consequences if rules are broken in our school
• Our behaviour expectations are an important part of the school ethos and it supports us to promote a harmonious and happy environment where all pupils feel safe.
• Pupils across the school have visits from the police to talk about laws, rights and responsibilities
• In year 5 and 6 children take part in workshops which focus on gangs and the consequences of gang culture. Children consider how to make the right choices and how to stay safe on the streets. In addition to this Transport For London run workshops on safe travel on public transport.
As a school we educate and provide boundaries for our pupils to make informed choices, through a safe environment and an empowering curriculum.
• We promote our school’s anti bullying policy through PHSE and school assemblies.
• Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms through circle time and the school PHSE curriculum.
• Pupils are continuously advised on how to exercise their personal freedoms safely through the school e-safety programme and PHSE curriculum.
• We have a broad and balanced curriculum which is relevant to our school community.
Mutual respect is at the heart of Latymer All Saints’ ethos and values. Pupils learn that their behaviour has an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community treat each other with respect and this is reflected in our school vision.
Our aim is to form a partnership with families and the community to prepare our diverse school population to become lifelong learners in a high achieving, inclusive, creative, nurturing and safe environment.
At the heart of our school, we value the strengths of all members of our school community. We believe in providing all children with the skills for lifelong learning through engaging children in a rich, challenging curriculum within a shared culture of safety and respect. At Latymer All Saints we believe that all learners are unique individuals who are entitled to realise their full potential.
TOLERANCE OF THOSE OF DIFFERENT FAITHS AND BELIEFS
Latymer All Saints is a richly diverse school, educating children from many faiths and none. From the basis of our Christian faith, witnessed through our school values of Love, Aspiration and Service, we recognise that we are all God’s children and all equal in His eyes.
We celebrate our diversity in our annual Black History Month, cultural celebration days and in our learning about each others’ faiths and cultures throughout the curriculum.