At Roby Park Primary School, we uphold and teach pupils about the British Values which are defined as:
- rule of law
- individual liberty
- mutual respect
- tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
The school uses daily opportunities to actively promote the British Values through our daily assemblies and whole school systems and structures; such as electing and running a School Council and Eco-Committee. These values are also taught explicitly through Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Economical Education(PSHCE), and Religious Education (RE). We also teach the British Values through the planning and delivering of a broad and balanced curriculum which we ensure includes real opportunities for exploring these values.
As of 2019, children are set interesting and creative homework projects which requires them to research, linked to their Humanities topics. Keep your eyes peeled as we will display the best projects in the corridor for everyone to appreciate.
At Roby Park Primary School, these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:
- Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our School Council where members are elected annually.
- Pupils fill in annual questionnaires where they can voice their opinions and views
- We have Year 6 monitors who are responsible for different aspects of school life such as Assembly Monitors, Lunch Buddies Playground Leaders and House Captains.
The Rule of Law:
- The importance of laws and rules both in and out of school are reinforced daily.
- We have an agreed set of expectations and these are linked in with Our ‘Rainbow Chart’ behaviour system.
- Children are asked to reflect on the importance of these expectations especially when they are not followed.
- We teach the value and reasons behind both laws and rules – that they protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences that can occur.
- Visits from the Community Police and the Fire Service help to reinforce this message.
Individual Liberty :
- We actively encourage pupils to make choices, which they do knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment.
- Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our Online Safety teaching and PSHCE lessons.
- Pupils are given the freedom to make choices, e.g. signing up for extra-curricular clubs.
- Pupils help in planning and delivering child led assemblies.
- Our school ethos and behaviour policy are based around core values such as ‘respect’ and ‘responsibility’ and these values determine how we learn as a community.
- Assemblies are based on a different weekly values each half-term and are central to how we expect everyone to go about their life at our school.
- Children and adults alike, including visitors, are challenged if they are disrespectful in any way.
- Values are highly visible around the school.
Tolerance of Those of Different Faiths and Beliefs:
- We intend to enhance pupils’ understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society through our foundation subjects curriculum and texts selected in our Literature Spines
- We celebrate all major festivals and events from around the World during our termly World Religion Weeks
- Children learn about the different major faiths, beliefs and festivals in RE and also visit different places of worship.
- We celebrate Black History Month and Friendship Week
- Assemblies promote tolerance of all people regardless of their background and belief.
To find out more about how we teach British Values, visit out class pages and explore our Curriculum Overviews.