British Values

At Aston Fence, our aim is to encourage pupils to develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in Britain. We actively promote the fundamental British Values and this forms part of our wider work in school with children in relation to their Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education.

 

The British Values, as defined by the government, are:

 

  • Democracy

  • The Rule of Law

  • Individual Liberty

  • Mutual Respect

  • Tolerance of Different Faiths and Beliefs

 

We teach a broad and balanced curriculum which educates pupils on elements of democracy, rules and laws, the monarchy, equality, values and virtues, environmental awareness and understanding of different faiths. Actively promoting British Values also refers to challenging pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values. At Aston Fence, values of tolerance and respect permeate all areas of school life. This creates a climate within which pupils feel safe and secure and therefore, allows them to learn and develop. Pupil voice plays an integral part in our school; we endeavour for pupils to know that their views count and that they can influence decisions within our school.

 

These British Values are promoted throughout the curriculum, across the whole school. They are also seen in the school ethos, policies, assemblies, special events and cultural work. The following are a selection of activities that are evidence of our commitment to British Values.

 

We teach children about Democracy through:

  • Children being involved in democratic processes e.g. voting for pupil councillors, making decisions

  • School council

  • Class discussions/decisions

  • Picture News Assemblies

 

We teach children about Rule of Law through:

  • School behaviour policy

  • Assemblies

  • School Rules

  • Wow board for behaviour

  • Reflecting of behaviour and learning during lessons

  • Parent/ carer questionnaires about behaviour

  • Picture News Assemblies

 

We teach children about Individual Liberty through:

  • Understanding responsibility in school in terms of behaviour and learning attitudes

  • Pupil roles in school – House Captains, Receptionists, Environmentalists, Playground Buddies, Playground Leaders, Music Monitors, Box Crew

  • School values

  • Local and national fundraising

  • Community links – food bank

  • Assembly – school council/ people who help us

  • Well-being

  • Challenging stereotyping and bias

  • Antibullying

  • Sports Values

  • Team Points

  • Picture News Assemblies

 

We teach children about Mutual Respect through:

  • PSHE and SEMH curriculum and assemblies

  • Positive relationships encouraged and modelled

  • Inclusive ethos

  • RE curriculum

  • Antibullying assembly and workshops

  • School Council

  • Sports Day

  • Inter-house competitions

  • Young Voices

  • Educational Visits

  • Visitors

  • Wellbeing Check-ins

  • Picture News Assemblies

 

 

We teach children about Tolerance through:

  • Links with other schools

  • Assemblies – stories from world faiths and cultures

  • RE curriculum

  • Reflection opportunities in assemblies

  • School curriculum

  • Inclusive school

  • Special assemblies – Harvest, Christingle, Remembrance Day

  • PSHE

  • Picture News Assemblies

 

 

Please click here to read our British Values Statement.