Values and Ethos

 Bandon Hill Primary School Aims:-

• to create a happy, fair, safe and stimulating learning environment, where we strive for the very highest standards in everything we do.

• to encourage everyone to develop physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially and spiritually.

• to consider the feelings and opinions of others.

• to understand the value of friendship and tolerance.

• to develop lively, enquiring minds.

• to encourage the support of each child’s home and community.

• to show self-discipline, self-respect and perseverance.

 

Our vision is that when your child leaves Bandon Hill they are:-

• independent learners

• ready for their next stage of education

• prepared to live in a rapidly changing, multi-cultural world

• able to make a valuable contribution to society.

 

TEACHING BRITISH VALUES 

AT BANDON HILL PRIMARY SCHOOL 

 

Promoting Fundamental British Values

at Bandon Hill Primary School

 The DfE have recently reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs".  The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy.  

 

At Bandon Hill Primary School these values are reinforced regularly and in the following way:

 

Democracy

Democracy is evident throughout our school.  Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through the pupil questionnaires and School Council whose members are elected annually.  Our school’s Behaviour Policy involves rewards which the pupils vote on as a class group, ie choices for golden time.

The Rule of Law 

The importance of laws and rules, whether they are those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced, particularly during school and class assemblies, PSCHE and topic work.  Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws; that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and consequences when laws and rules are broken. 

Individual Liberty

Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment.  Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety and PSCHE lessons.  Whether it is through choice of challenge, how they record work, selection of lunches or participation in our extensive extra-curricular clubs – pupils are given the freedom to make appropriate choices.

Mutual Respect

Part of our school ethos and behaviour policy has revolved around core values such as ‘Respect’, and pupils have been part of discussions and assemblies related to what this means and how it is shown.

Tolerance of and respect for those of all faiths, no faith, different cultures and lifestyles

This is achieved through enhancing pupils’ understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity.  Assemblies and discussions involving prejudices and prejudice-based issues have been followed and supported by learning in RE and PSCHE. Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning.