What are British Values at BFPA?
At Braunstone Frith Primary Academy, we understand that British Values can be summed up through 5 key points:
- Rule of Law
- Mutual Respect
- Individual liberty
- Tolerance of others
How do we deliver these in our school?
At BFPA children have the opportunity to take on extra leader and ambassador responsibilities. Currently we have the following ambassadors in our school and are planning to add to these over time.
- Eco Ambassadors
- Stephen Lawrence Diversity Ambassadors
- Mental Health and Wellbeing Ambassadors
- Digital ambassadors
- CREW leader responsibilities
Our ambassadors have a key role in articulating their aims, running listening campaigns across the school and act as agents of change in their chosen area. We aim to empower our children’s voice in preparation for life beyond our school gates. Democracy values begin in Foundation Stage by children voting for their favourite book at the end of each day.
Rule of Law
Our children understand that by following the 5 clear rules of our classrooms they are carrying out their responsibility in keeping our school happy and safe. In addition to this,
each CREW decides on their own discussion guidelines at the beginning of each year to support how they are going to work together effectively.
Our REACH IT habits of learning teach the children the skills to make their own choices while developing a mutual respect for one another. Our CREW ethos of ‘We are CREW not passengers’ ensures children understand what mutual respect looks like and know how to demonstrate it. Working together with respect for everyone is key to creating a happy environment in school. Staff and pupils support each other and disputes are settled quickly and fairly. We place a great importance on teaching consent across the entire school. Our children understand the importance of asking for consent and know what to do if something happens that they are not comfortable with. Adults in school also model these values.
We are encouraged to make our own choices in school-this could be the clubs we attend, the library books we choose, the people we work and play with. It is important to be in control of our own choices and to understand that we enjoy many freedoms in our country that are denied to others around the world.
Tolerance of others
BFPA is a No Outsiders school. We are at the heart of a diverse community and believe that everybody is welcome. Our teaching within PSHE and No Outsiders promotes tolerance and respect for everyone including different faiths, cultures and lifestyles. There is also an effective suite of safeguarding policies in place to safeguard and promote pupils’ welfare.
We have a duty to prepare our pupils for life in modern Britain and to keep them safe. Everyone at our school has the right to learn and work in safety. We do not tolerate bullying of any kind and will challenge derogatory language and behaviour towards others.
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