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 trough various means. 

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,

Trip to the Houses of Parliament