Promoting British Values

At Broughton Jewish Primary School we uphold and teach pupils about British Values. The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy and in 2014 the DfE reiterated the need to ‘create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of:

  • democracy
  • rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect

At Broughton Jewish we have been learning British Values through various means, including classroom based lessons and projects as well as our weekly assemblies across different Key Stages. There is also a selection of British Values wall displays across our school.  

Please click on the 'Assemblies at BJCF' section of this website to see the topics we discuss together as a school.  

 

 

Please click on the following link to see how the Kodesh curriculum supports the learning of British Values in our school:

Promoting British Values through the Kodesh Curriculum

 

 

Democracy

  • The Children are able to vote for school councillors.
  • Children are able to have their voice heard through the School Council and bring about changes to the school.
  • Class debates and non-narrative writing about debateable subjects.
  • Learning about the British political system and discussions of current political issues such as the EU referendum. 

 

Mutual Respect

  • Treat all with respect, involve the whole school including governors, thread of ethos permeates throughout school, SEAL themes
  • Children are encouraged to work collaboratively, amicably and constructively in group work, conflict resolution strategies, playground leaders school council, circle time, PSHE lessons
  • Special assemblies to discuss moral issues
  • Charity events and fundraising

Rule of Law

  • Attitudes around justice are encouraged within the whole ethos of the school and the behaviour policy.
  • House point system to encourage positive behaviour and following rulers.
  • Transition work to prepare for the next stage

Individual Liberty

  • House points and reward systems encourage personal responsibility
  • Responsibilities around school, buddy systems, transition between phases, homework, home learning projects, school councils, prefects
  • Targets (academic and others), evaluation of targets, steps to improve, self/peer assessments,

 

 

More Information: 

A useful website giving advice and resources for parents to use to help them and their families stay safe, is:

https://educateagainsthate.com/about/

This covers the area of extremism but also supports keeping children safe generally. It also gives links to Parentzone and UK Internet Safer Centre which provide useful guidance for parents. Please access and see what they have to offer. 

There are free copies of the Digital Parenting magazine in the school foyer. Copies of past editions can also be downloaded from the Parentzone website.