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Christ the King Catholic Primary School

Promoting British Values

In 2011, the government defined British Values as democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs. We promote these values through our own school values, curriculum and enrichment activities.

 

Value

How we promote it

Democracy:

An understanding of how citizens can influence decision making through the democratic process

 

Links to School's Mission Statement:

 

Our school community will grow and learn in a happy atmosphere of warmth, co-operation and mutual respect, following the teaching of the Catholic faith.

 

 

  • We have a school Council, House Captains and Sport’s ambassadors.  This is used as an opportunity to promote and teach about democracy and the electoral process.
  • We encourage volunteerism in and out of school. Our pupils regularly contribute to charities such as CAFOD.
  • We regularly ask our pupils opinions through conferencing and questionnaires. We act on their responses.
  • In our PSHE curriculum  (Learn4life) the children learn about responsibility for themselves and others, the importance of rules and how groups can function well together.

The Rule of Law

An appreciation that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for their well being and safety.

 

Links to the School Mission Statement:

 

We will provide a safe environment where children are able to succeed.

  • We have high expectations about pupil conduct and this is reflected in our 3 rules: Ready, Safe, Respect and in our Behaviour Policy. We reward consistent demonstration of the 3 rules in our weekly celebration worship.
  • Through our 3 Rules (displayed in each classroom) and Gospel values, children are taught to respect each other, show good manners and to develop a strong sense of morality; knowing right from wrong, even when it is difficult.

Individual Liberty

An understanding that children have the right to meet together and to join groups, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights.

 

Links to the School's Mission Statement:

 

We recognise and value the experience and needs of each child and his or her family; we appreciate everyone’s unique gifts.

  • By following Gospel values, children are taught about personal responsibility, choices, ambition and aspiration. They are encouraged to take opportunities to follow their interests for example sport, music etc.
  • Our PSHE curriculum (Learn4life) teaches the children how to keep themselves safe and manage risks such as road safety, cyber bulling, internet safety. We hold anti-bullying weeks and sign post the children to the NSPCC. We have a worry box in the hall which is regularly checked by the Family Support Worker.
  • We have a Family Support Worker and her therapy dog, Lottie, who gives individual support to pupils and their families.
  • Our safeguarding policy and CP1 training highlights to staff and volunteers the signs to look out for. Staff have completed training for domestic abuse, sexual exploitation and prevention against radicalisation.

Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs

 

An understanding that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected by law.

An acceptance that other people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour.

 

Links to the School's Mission Statement:

 

Our school community will grow and learn in a happy atmosphere of warmth, co-operation and mutual respect, following the teaching of the Catholic faith.

 

 

  • We teach the Catholic faith through our RE curriculum, masses and through whole school and class worship. Our Catholic faith and Gospel values, including tolerance and respect, are at the centre of everything we do. Our RE curriculum has a focus on the value of tolerance and how we respect other faiths. In the Autumn Term, children spend two weeks learning about other faiths looking at similarities as well as differences, which are celebrated by the children.
  • Our PSHE curriculum also teaches the children about understanding other faiths and beliefs.
  • Each year we have an International Day and evening for our school community.  We celebrate the many different cultures that we have at Christ the King
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