British Values at Harold Court Primary School
At Harold Court Primary these values are reinforced regularly through the concept of our Core Value ‘learning crowns’ and in the following ways:
Democracy is embedded within the life of the school. Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our School Parliament and Pupil Questionnaires. Our school Positive learning and behaviour policy involves class rules. We have also created our own core values as a school and these are on display around the school – these are qualities we strive to live out each and every day at Harold Court.
The Rule of Law:
Within school, children 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 the children to make safe choices, through the provision of a safe environment and empowering education. At the core we discuss regularly the golden rule of ‘keeping our hands and our feet to ourselves’ no matter if the child is 4 or 11. Children are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advise how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety and PSHE lessons. These sessions provides all children and adults a safe platform from which children can express their views about a range of issues, knowing that these views will be respected and listened to.
Part of our school ethos and approach revolves around kindness towards all and a set of Core Values which make up our ‘learning crowns’ such as ‘Respect’ have been formulated and agreed by the children. An ethos of mutual respect between all aspects of the school community resonates throughout and is developed at any given opportunity. Children have also access to emotions boxes in every classroom where they are able to update staff with their feelings so that necessary discussion or action can take place – this of course will be in partnership with our parents and carers.
Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs:
This is achieved through enhancing pupils understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity. Assemblies and discussions involving prejudices and prejudice-based bullying have been followed and supported by learning in RE and PSHE. The school gives high profile to the range of languages spoken in classes. Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school.