British Values

 

Democracy: Making decisions together

We listen to children’s and parents’ voice. Through Conflict Resolution we encourage children to see other points of view and work out solutions for themselves. Staff can support the decisions that children make and provide activities that involve turn-taking, sharing and collaboration and making decisions together. Children should be given opportunities to develop enquiring minds in an atmosphere where questions are valued. Develop their self confidence and self awareness, to make choices and decisions about what they want to explore and how they are going to use the resource

article 12 (respect for the views of the child) Every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously. This right applies at all times, for example during immigration proceedings, housing decisions or the child’s day-to-day home life.

Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs:

 

British values are embedded in our curriculum we focus on children's self confidence and self awareness, developing their senses of themselves and sense of identity. Learning to treat others as we would like to be treated , how to be part of a community, manage our feelings and behaviour; and form relationships with others. We aim to enhance children’s understanding of different faiths and beliefs. During Group Times we use cultural   artefacts to encourage   children to talk about their own customs and to make connections . We as staff lead by sharing our own customs encouraging the children to talk about the similarities and to enjoy the differences. Staff promote diverse attitudes and challenge stereotypes, for example, sharing stories that reflect and value the diversity of children’s experiences and providing resources and activities that challenge gender, cultural and racial stereotyping. We can help them explore similarities and differences between themselves and others; among families, faiths, communities, cultures and traditions; and to share and discuss practices, celebrations and Special days!

article 30 (children from minority or indigenous groups)Every child has the right to learn and use the language, customs and religion of their family, whether or not these are shared by the majority of the people in the country where they live.

Mutual Respect

 

Children are encouraged to respect each other by listening to each other .The staff help children to understand how to respect by talking about how actions/words can affect others. Conflict Resolution helps children to understand the need to respect each others space.

article 30 (children from minority or indigenous groups)Every child has the right to learn and use the language, customs and religion of their family, whether or not these are shared by the majority of the people in the country where they live.

The Rule of Law :Understanding that rules matter.

 

We consistently reinforce our high expectations of children. Children are taught the value and reasons behind our expectations. Through Group Time sessions we use stories and puppets to help children focus on managing feelings and behaviour: Staff can ensure that children understand their own and others’ behaviour and its consequences, and learn to distinguish right from wrong understanding how their behaviour effects others and the need for rules for turn taking and sharing.

As they engage in group play they learn to negotiate: setting rules for what we are making, designating roles and sharing resources.

article 13 (freedom of expression) 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.

 

Individual Liberty

 

Within school, children are actively encouraged to make choices and take risks, 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 environment and empowering teaching.

article 29 (goals of education) Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.