Promoting British Values

Promoting British Values

At Twineham School we promote British values by:

Democracy         

  • Providing pupils with a broad general knowledge of, and promote respect for, public institutions and services.
  • Teaching pupils how they can influence decision-making through the democratic process.
  • Including in the curriculum information on the advantages and disadvantages of democracy and how it works in Britain.
  • Encouraging pupils to become involved in decision-making processes and ensure they are listened to in school.
  • Holding ‘mock elections’ so pupils learn how to argue and defend points.
  • Helping pupils to express their views.
  • Teaching pupils how public services operate and how they are held to account.
  • Modelling how perceived injustice can be peacefully challenged.

 

Rule of law

  • Ensuring school rules and expectations are clear and fair.
  • Helping pupils to distinguish right from wrong.
  • Helping pupils to respect the law and the basis on which it is made. Helping pupils to understand that living under the rule of law protects individuals.
  • Including visits from the police in the curriculum.
  • Developing restorative justice approaches to resolve conflicts.

 

Individual liberty

  • Supporting pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • Encouraging pupils to take responsibility for their behaviour, as well as knowing their rights.
  • Modelling freedom of speech through pupil participation, while ensuring protection of vulnerable pupils and promoting critical analysis of evidence.
  • Challenging stereotypes.
  • Implementing a strong anti-bullying culture.
  • Referring to the UNICEF rights respecting schools materials

 

Respect and tolerance

  • Promoting respect for individual differences
  • Helping pupils to acquire an understanding of, and respect for, their own and other cultures and ways of life.
  • Organising visits to places of worship and developing links with faith communities
  • Developing critical personal thinking skills
  • Discussing and celebrating differences between people, such as different faiths, ethnicity, disability, gender or sexuality and differences of family situations, such as looked after children or young carers.

Updated: Spring 2020