School Values

Preparing Children for Life in Modern Britain - Values

 

At Tredworth Junior School we take very seriously our responsibility to prepare children for life in modern Britain.  We ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and lived out through the philosophy of 'Together we make the Difference' and in relating our school values of Service, Respect, Honesty, Responsibility and Effort.  All curriculum areas provide a vehicle for furthering understanding of these concepts and, in particular, our RE, SMSC, PSHE strands. Lessons provide opportunities to deepen and develop understanding. Children embrace these concepts and demonstrate understanding of their application to their own lives.

 

The school makes considerable efforts to ensure children have exposure to a wide experience beyond their local community during which these concepts are shown, through, for example, sporting events, residential visits and outdoor centres through visiting speakers from other denominations and groups.  We believe that this exposure gives our pupils opportunity to celebrate their own culture but also celebrating difference. 

 

British Value Statement Evidence Impact
Mutual Respect and the Tolerance of those with different Faiths and Beliefs Respect is a fundamental school value. We pay explicit attention to this as part of our RE, PHSE, and SMSC curriculum.  Respect is a school value that is discussed deeply, starting with self-respect and covering respect for family, friends, and other groups; the world and its people; and the environment. Staff consistently model mutual respect in attitudes. Collective Worship planning and outcomes file. RE curriculum, RE planning and work books.  Learning Walks for behaviour and behaviour for learning School Values.   Children can articulate why respect is important; how they show respect to others and how they feel about it for themselves.  Children's behaviour demonstrates their good understanding of this value in action. Children are able to talk about the different faiths and cultures they learn about, ask questions and show tolerance and respect for others of different faiths and religions. 
Democracy

The children at TJS see democracy borne out in a whole variety of ways and see this as being an essential component of successful team working.

Democracy is a school value that children meet when discussing respect and fairness. 

School Council minutes and records, Collective Worship planning and outcomes file.  

RE planning and work books.

Learning Walks for behaviour and behavour for learning School Values Class voting systems in learning ie apps, class dojo.

Children are able to work co-operatively in pairs and groups as well as in whole class situations. They understand abou turn taking and respecting the views of others.  Children in upper KS2 in particular are able to use the language of respect, e.g. 'I agree with/I don't agree with...'.
Rule of Law The children at TJS are familiar with this concept through the philosophy that infuses the entire work of the school.  They are familiar with the concept through the discussion of our scchool values and , in RE lessons across a range of faiths,, the idea that different religions have guiding principles.  Children are used to debaing and discussing laws/rules and their application.  Children are familiar with the local police who take assemblies and talk to them informally.

Class Rules, School Code of Conduct/Learning Behaviours, School Values, BPSHE/Citizenship Lessons, School Council minutes and records, Collective Worship planning and outcomes file. 

RE planning and work books. 

Learning Walks for behaviour and behaviour for learning School Values.

Children are able to articulate how and why we need to behave in school and demonstrate they understand and can abide by these.

They are able to discuss and debate philosophical issues in relation to these. 

Individual Liberty Values-based discussions and acts of worship include discussion about the self, e.g. self-respect and self-worth in relation to the individual value so that children see that they are important in their own right. The philosophy of our teaching and learning places emphasis on the right to have our own thoughts and views.  Children are strongly encouraged to develop independence in learning and to think for themselves whilst valuing the rule of law in relationship to others.  Through our curriculum pupils are made aware of a variety of differing societies where attitudes differ.  Pupils are encourages to appreciate the values and freedoms we enjoy.

Children understand about the importance of accepting responsibility and of their right to be heard in school.

They are consulted on many aspects of school life and demonstrate independence of thought and action.