School Values

Autumn Term

Week 1   Co-Operation
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5   Responsibility
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9   Courage
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13   Patience
Week 14
Week 15

Spring Term

Week 1   Friendship
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5   Trust
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9   Happiness
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12

Summer Term

Week 1   Understanding
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5   Respect
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9   Thoughtfulness
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12

Promoting British Values at Withington Primary School

The DfE have recently reinforced the need "To create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs." At Withington Primary these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways.

Democracy

We have a student council which meets regularly with the nominated member of school staff to discuss issues that have arisen within the school environment. The school council is genuinely able to effect change within the school with their decisions and actions. Every child on the student council is voted in by their class. Children have an annual questionnaire where they are able to put forward their views about the school.

The Rule of Law

The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced at Withington. Pupils are taught from an early age the rules of the school. These are our Golden Rules, Playground Rules and Dinner Hall Rules. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind rules and laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service help reinforce this message.

Individual Liberty

At Withington Primary, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make informed choices, through a safe environment and an empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our eSafety and Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) lessons and workshops.

Mutual Respect

Mutual respect is at the heart of our values. Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community treat each other with respect. Respect is one of our 10 school values. These values are represented in the form of a sunflower and can be seen throughout the school.

Tolerance of those of different Faiths and Beliefs

Withington is situated in an area which is not greatly culturally diverse, therefore we place a great emphasis on promoting diversity with the children. Assemblies are regularly planned to address this issue either directly or through the inclusion of stories and celebrations from a variety of faiths and cultures. Our RE and PSHE teaching reinforce this. Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school. Children visit places of worship that are important to different faiths. We also hold a multi - faith day each term to allow the children to experience and understand religions through a variety of activities. This year our multi - faith days will be focusing on Judaism, Islam and Sikhism. At Withington we will actively challenge pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values, including extremist views.

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