British Values

British Values at Ashton Keynes School

British Values Policy Sept 2016

The DfE has defined the 5 core British values as: democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

In our school we show these values in many different ways.

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Democracy

We show democracy in our school through:

  • Our School Council who help make decisions and carry out questionnaires and surveys.
  • By our election of school councillors after we have heard their campaign speeches.
  • Our Class councils were we talk about decisions and ideas from School Council.
  • Our Worship Council who help run Collective Worship and carry out pupil surveys.
  • Discussing our Class Charters and our termly class targets.

The rule of law

  • In class and in the Life Education Bus we look at the importance of laws for our class, school and country.
  • We help to write our class rules.
  • We learn about how laws are made and how our country is governed.
  • Year 6 takes part in the Cirencester Mock Trial competition where they learn about magistrates court and prepare a prosecution or a defence case as part of the competition.

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Individual liberty

  • At Ashton Keynes school we are encouraged to make our own decisions.
  • We often choose the level of challenge in our work through the AK Star Challenge
  • We learn about our rights and responsibilities through our E-Safety and PSHE lessons.
  • We have opportunities to join and set up extra-curricular activities for example Eco Council.

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Mutual respect

  • One of our key Christian values which Worship Council chose for the school is respect.
  • In Collective Worship and in class we learn about how to care and respect one another.
  • Mutual respect for one another is in our school rules.

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Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

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  • In RE we explore different faiths.
  • In Collective Worship and PSHE we have discussed and looked at prejudices and prejudice-based bullying.
  • In World Awareness Week we learn about other countries and about different ways of living.

 

 

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