At Broomwood Primary, we promote British Values throughout our curriculum and our development of children's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Our school, ethos and climate promotes British Values at every level.
What are British values?
British values are:
Why promote British Values?
How do we promote British Values at Broomwood?
We promote democracy throughout the curriculum and encourage children to have and share their own voices. Our school behaviour policy is clear that children are expected to contribute and cooperate, taking into account the views of others. At the beginning of every topic, children complete a mind map where they share what they would like to learn within the topic and this is taken into consideration at the planning stage.
We have a school council which consists of a member from each class who has been nominated and voted for. Marble Treat activities are decided and voted upon by the class democratically. Children have recently been very instrumental in decisions about additions to our playground equipment.
Rule of Law
From entry to school pupils are continually taught to recognise the difference between right and wrong and this, alongside their developing maturity, helps them to apply their understanding of these concepts in their daily lives.
We consistently reinforce our high expectations of children and these are promoted with our zone board. Children are taught the value and reasons behind our expectations (rules) that they are there to protect us, that everyone has a responsibility and that there are consequences when rules are broken.
Within our school children are encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment to enable them to do this. Through our SMSC sessions, we discuss different choices that the children can make and encourage them to make the right choices. Our behaviour policy also gives an excellent forum for staff to discuss the choices (both good and bad) that pupils make about their behaviour in school. It is used to encourage pupils to reflect on their choices and the effect that it has on both their peers and adults. They are given opportunities to resolve conflicts effectively and fairly.
Through E-safety we teach the importance of keeping yourself safe by choosing not to share personal information and this is kept current by the use of visitors and performers who address issues as technology continues to develop.
Through PSHE, children are taught the difference between 'good' and 'bad' secrets and encouraged to understand that 'it is ok to tell'. Through these sessions, children also explore the idea of consent in age-appropriate way and explore the concept of 'good' and 'bad' touches.
Our whole school ethos is built around mutual respect and we believe that respect for others is a vital component of moral development. We are an inclusive school where everyone is valued and has a contribution to make to the school. Children learn and appreciate that everyone is different and we celebrate and learn from these differences.
Children learn that their behaviour is a choice and has an effect on their own rights and those of others.
We encourage open discussions in all areas but particularly in lessons which promote citizenship such as PSHE and Circletime. Staff help children to understand how to respect by talking about how actions/words can affect others.
We actively support all to develop their own reasoned views about moral and ethical issues.