British Values at Pinders Primary School
Our aim at Pinders Primary School is to encourage pupils to develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in Britain. We actively promote the fundamental British Values and this forms part of our wider work in school.
The British Values, as defined by the government, are :
Being part of Britain
As a school, we value and celebrate the diverse cultures of our community. Alongside this, we value and celebrate being part of Britain. In general terms, this means that we celebrate traditions, such as customs in the course of the year; for example, Remembrance Day, royal events, Children in Need, Comic Relief, Harvest festival, Guy Fawkes night, General Elections and news items, Sports Day, Christmas plays and traditions, and much more.
The values above have been taught at the Pinders Primary School for many years through our curriculum. Many of the values fit into our RSHE and PSHE curriculum which is mapped and tracked across all subjects. In short, all staff at Pinders Primary School are responsible for identifying and delivering British Values through their everyday contact with pupils.
We teach a broad and balanced curriculum that teaches elements of democracy, rules and laws, the monarchy, equality, values and virtues, environmental awareness and understanding of different faiths. Actively promoting British Values also refers to challenging pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values. At Pinders Primary School, values of tolerance and respect permeate all areas of school life. This creates a climate within which pupils feel safe and secure and therefore allows them to learn and develop. Pupil voice plays an integral part in driving the schools forward.
These British Values are promoted throughout the curriculum, across the whole school. They are also seen in the school ethos, policies, assemblies, special events and cultural celebrations. The following are a selection of activities that are evidence of our commitment to British Values.
Please click on the links below to see how British Values is covered in our bespoke curriculum.
What does British Values look like at Pinders Primary School?
Whole school events
This year, our Spring egg decorating competition was around the theme of British Values. Here are some of the amazing entries we had:
Celebrating British Values: Modern Day Monarchy & coronation of King Charles III.
During an assembly, our pupil leaders acted out a coronation to help us understand the symbols and ceremony process of King Charles III coronation. As part of that ceremony we sang celebratory songs and the national anthem.
We also had a street party style celebration lunch, wore red, white and blue and had a crown competition.