British Values Statement

At The Stoke Poges School

We recognise the diversity within our society and ensure that British Values are embedded within our curriculum.  The teaching of British Values is integrated through the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) learning that takes place across all curriculum areas.

 

We promote British Values in the following ways: (Please note that this list is not exhaustive)

Democracy

  • Our School Council promotes the democratic process – pupils nominate and vote for their representatives within the School Council
  • Our marking policy encourages feedback enabling pupils to respond to and influence the learning process
  • Children create and adhere to class rules
  • Pupils and parents are surveyed regularly and the results of those surveys inform aspects of the School Improvement Plan
  • We have a house system and Team Captains are elected as sports ambassadors, supporting PE across the school, and promoting our school in local sporting competitions
  • We have Science ambassadors who promote our school at science events and encourage children across the school to enjoy learning about the world around them
  • Children are encouraged to voice their opinions in formal and informal ways (suggestion boxes, questionnaires, through circle time) 

Individual Liberty

  • Children are provided with boundaries which encourage them to make choices safely
  • Pupils are encouraged to respectfully express their views and beliefs
  • Pupils have key roles and responsibilities within school, such as, School Council, Team Captain, perfects, reading buddies, Junior Road Safety Officers
  • Pupils have the opportunity and are encouraged to take part in a broad range of extra-curricular activities
  • Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example, through our PSHE and E-Safety lessons
  • Pupils know who to speak to if they are worried or concerned about themselves or others, e.g teachers, learning support assistants, school counsellor

Respect of those of different faith and beliefs

  • We celebrate major religion festivals through the year
  • Our PSHE and RE curriculum provides children with a broad and balanced understanding of world religions and promotes respect for the beliefs of others

Mutual Respect

  • Pupils work in teams, share ideas in public and show respect for other pupils’ opinions during class discussions, assemblies and concerts
  • School rules reinforce mutual respect
  • All members of the school community treat each other with respect and model this behaviour with colleagues and pupils
  • Pupils work together in different groupings and situations in different lessons and subjects
  • All pupils participate in performances and assemblies throughout the year

The Rule of Law

  • We have clear rules and expectations of behaviour and a Whistle Blowing Policy which is adhered to by all pupils, staff and the community
  • Each class has a set of class rules which is created by the pupils at the start of each academic year
  • School assemblies follow regular themes and include e-safety, road safety, caring for the environment
  • Attendance and punctuality is good and all stakeholders are aware of the importance of being at school
  • Pupils follow, respect and understand the need for different rules in different situations. i.e. PE lessons, school visits, classrooms and the playground
  • Pupils are awarded weekly certificates in recognition of following the Star Values and for excellent contributions in class
  • Visits from the emergency services and Year 6 Police Week, reinforces the rule of law and the reasoning/purpose behind them
  • The school supports pupils in regulating their own behaviour to make choices for the well-being of themselves and others
Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
  • Celebrations in other faiths
  • Incorporated through assembly themes
  • We support schools in India and Africa
  • Story books and resources including range of different faiths and cultures
  • Our RE curriculum provides a broad and balanced education on a range of faiths, religions and cultures
  • We visits places of worship and invite visitors from other faiths who share their language and culture with our pupils