British Values

British Values: how are they promoted at Thorogate School

Democracy:

  • School Council elections and pupil voice it provides such as deciding on charity focus, playground equipment, development of outside area (currently planned).
  • Student questionnaires.
  • Consideration of national election process and how parties have shared their views (older pupils).
  • Involvement in curriculum design through having some voice in how topics / projects are developed.
  • Use of First News to keep aware of national / international developments.
  • Curriculum discussions such as the development of democracy in Ancient Greece and its legacy.
  • Via Crucial Crew, visiting a ‘mock’ court and understanding the procedures (including pupil responsibilities in the eye of the law).
  • An appreciation that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for their wellbeing and safety.

The rule of law:

  • Behaviour policies and class charters.
  • Visits by the police and fire service.
  • Visiting Crucial Crew.
  • Assemblies on school rules and why we have them.
  • Discussions with individual pupils who find understanding and applying rules challenging.
  • Understanding that there is a connection between actions and consequences through applying the behaviour policy.

Individual liberty:

  • Thorogate motto: Respect. Responsibility. Fun: whilst in pursuit of Excellence.
  • Assemblies discussing the rights of individuals such as the United Nations Charter on the Rights of the Child.
  • Teaching on e-safety.
  • An understanding of the importance of identifying and combating discrimination.

Mutual respect:

  • Thorogate motto: Respect. Responsibility. Fun: whilst in pursuit of Excellence.
  • PSHE / circle time activities.
  • Charity work.
  • An acceptance that other people have different faiths and beliefs to oneself should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour.
  • An understanding that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law.

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs:

  • Thorogate motto: Respect. Responsibility. Fun: whilst in pursuit of Excellence.
  • RE curriculum including Godly play and visits to a range of places of worship.
  • Understanding how different faiths are celebrated through assemblies.