British Values Statement 2016-17

This statement outlines the way in which Lord Street C.P. School promotes British Values. In 2011 the government defined British Values within their Prevent Strategy. This has been supplemented by additional guidance in 2014. Within this guidance Lord Nash stated, 'we want every school to promote the basic British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs'.

This document outlines the school's approach:

Democracy

  1. Our school aims outline the need for all children to make responsible choices;
  2. Our School Council enables all children to participate in the democratic process;
  3. Children in Philosophy sessions have to vote for the question they'd like to discuss.

The Rule of Law

  1. Our school aims outline the need for all children to make responsible choices;
  2. This aim is underpinned by the school's behaviour policy and attendance policy;
  3. Each class displays school rules with clear rewards and sanctions;
  4. School assemblies often reinforce the 1-3 above.

Individual Liberty

  1. Our school aims outline the need for all children to make responsible choices which are healthy and kind;
  2. The school's behaviour policy supports the development of individual liberty;
  3. The concept is discussed as part of specific curriculum topics, e.g. E-safety and RE.

Mutual Respect

  1. Our school aims outline the need for all children to make responsbile and kind choices;
  2. The school's behaviour policy underpins the school aims;
  3. Each class nominates a 'good friend' to be presented with a certificate in assembly;
  4. The concept is discussed within specific curriculum topics, e.g. bullying and RE;
  5. Our Year 4 class participate in the Bolton Link Project.

Tolerance of Faith & Beliefs

  1. Our school aims outline the need for all children to make responsible and kind choices;
  2. The school's behaviour RE policies underpin these aims;
  3. The school curriculum addresses these issues in specific topics, e.g. RE, geography and history.

In addition to the promotion of British Values the school takes action to ensure that no child is 'at risk' to radicalisation. This action is outlined in the school's safeguarding policy.