In 2011, the government defined British Values as:
- the rule of law
- individual liberty
- mutual respect
- tolerance of different faiths and beliefs We promote these values through our own school values, curriculum and enrichment activities. Our curriculum ensures that British Values is embeded into learning. Pupils have opportunities to voice their views and be part of discussions / debates in their learning. Our school environment nurtures all pupils and each classroom shows children from all cultures and beliefs working alongside each other.
Teachers….’teach children about society, in lessons like P4C, to
encourage children to grow up and make a difference to the world.’
Year 6B pupil (Feb 2017)
In September 2016 Philosophy for Children (P4C) was introduced to all pupils across the school. In each P4C lesson children talk about and debate an issue (in response to a story, image or video) that is important to them. Values such as fairness, honesty, equality, freedom, trust, friendship, compassion, making a contribution, rules and authority, happiness and many more are discussed across the circle of enquiry. Children agree and disagree with each other giving reasons and examples for their opinion and position in response to a given question. Week on week the lessons help pupils build creative, critical and collaborative thinking approaches. Helping them communicate with those around them and handle differences of opinion with an open-minded, respectful and reflective mindset.
We ensure we join in with any national celebrations and sporting events. In June 2016 we celebrated HR Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday. Pupils wrote a persuasive letter to our Head Teacher requesting the role of Queen or King for the day. Children were coronated in assembly and they were given special roles for the day. We sang our hearts out to the National Anthem and flew royal kites around the school. We enjoyed a lovely English lunch of sandwiches and fish and chips. It was a fabulous occassion enjoyed by all.
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Manchester, M9 6TG
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