Schools have the responsibility “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.” (Department for Education). The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values were reiterated by the Government in 2014.
At Chilton, we define British Values in the following way:
Democracy - We have a say in the rules
Individual Liberty - We are free to be who we are
The rule of the Law - We follow the same rules to keep everybody safe
Mutual Respect - We treat everybody equally
British Values are explored in the following ways at Chilton:
Whole school and Key Stage Assemblies throughout the school year
Curriculum links e.g. "Champions of Courage"
Children's fundraising campaigns - e.g. Year 6 campaigned to raise funds by selling badges that they made and donating money to the Malala Fund which helps fight gender and educational inequality
Specialist speakers visiting - e.g. on the subject of Brexit
Our values weeks start every term and we hold three anti-bullying focused weeks throughout the Year. Throughout this learning, we explore the themes associated with British Values: respect, understanding of others, kindness, confidence, rules and expectations.
Our Junior Leadership Team (JLT) meet regularly, have their own School Improvement Plan (see below) and represent the views of the children at the school. They also meet three times per year with the school councils of Upton Junior School and Ramsgate Arts Primary School to discuss school improvement.
We regularly conduct pupil conferencing to gather children's ideas and viewpoints