British Values

British Values

TEACHING BRITISH VALUES

 

Promoting British Values at Rubery Nursery School

 

The DfE have recently 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.”

 

The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values have been reiterated by the Prime Minister this year. At Rubery Nursery School children are helped to understand basic British Values such as fairness and respect for others. Children from all backgrounds are valued and included.

Teaching and learning about values is linked to our whole school approach to being a Rights Respecting School. These values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:
 

Democracy

Article 15 : Every child has the right to meet with other children and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights.

  • We share ideas and experiences.
  • We listen to children’s and parent’s voice.  Parent questionnaires are completed termly.
  • Children are given opportunities to make decisions such as choosing their activities and choosing which story to read as a group.
  • Parent and staff representation on the Governing Board.  

The Rule of Law:

Article 13 : Every child must be free to express their thoughts and opinions and to access all kinds of information, as long as it is within the law.

  • Rubery Nursery School has a set of rules , policies, procedures and routines for all stakeholders.
  • We consistently reinforce our high expectations of children.
  •  Children are taught the value and reasons behind our expectations (rules) that they are there to protect us, that everyone has a responsibility and that there are consequences when rules are broken. 
  • Expectations are explained through our website, prospectus and newsletters.

 

Individual Liberty

Article 31 :  Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.

  • Within school, children 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 children to make choices safely, through our provision of a safe enabling environment and effective teaching.
  • Children are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms. 
  • Open ended resources mean that children can shape their development through their own interests.
  • Staff and resources promote inclusion for all.

 

Mutual Respect:

Article 14 : Every child has the right to think and believe what they choose and also to practise their religion, as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights. Governments must respect the rights and responsibilities of parents to guide their child as they grow up.

  • Part of our school ethos and behaviour policy is based on  ‘Respect’. Our behaviour policy states:
  • “Children gain respect through interaction with caring adults who show   and value their individual personalities. Positive, caring and polite behaviour will be encouraged and praised at all times in an environment where children learn to respect themselves, other people and their surroundings.”
  • Build positive relationships with children and their families through home visits, daily contact and family events.
  • Understand that all children and adults have individual needs.
  • Respect and tolerance for different genders,ages,cultures,sexualities and disabilities.
  • Hold private parent consultations.
  • Learn to share take turns and play co-operatively.
  • Discuss feelings and behaviour.

 

Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs:

Article 14 : Every child has the right to think and believe what they choose and also to practise their religion, as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights. Governments must respect the rights and responsibilities of parents to guide their child as they grow up.

  • We aim to enhance children’s understanding of different faiths and beliefs by participating in a range of celebrations throughout the year.  
  • Children have the opportunity to dress-up in clothes and try different foods from other cultures and we encourage parents and carers to participate and support our multi-cultural events such as our celebrations of Chinese New Year.
  • Have positive images reflecting the cultural diversity of Great Britain.
  • Celebrating our similarities and differences.
  • Have visitors to promote diversity Bhangra dancing and storyteller.

 

United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child

Teaching and learning about British Values is linked to our whole school approach to being A Rights Respecting School.

 

Contact Us

Leybrook Road, Rubery, Birmingham B45 9PB

enquiry@ruberyn.bham.sch.uk

0121 464 2158