At the Northern Federation, British Values are reinforced regularly through:

Democracy: 

Democracy is embedded at the school and can be seen in the way that children and adults interact with each other. Children are always listened to by adults and are taught to listen carefully and with respect to their peers. Our children understand that all voices have the right to be heard. The children also have the opportunity to express their opinions and ideas through our democratically elected School Council. The elections of the School Council members are based on pupil votes, reflecting our British electoral system.

The Rule of Law: 

The importance of laws whether they are those that govern the class, the school or the country, are consistently reinforced. Our school has clear rules which are underpinned by our good behavior code and are deeply embedded in our learning and interactions with each other. These are reinforced through carefully planned assemblies, lessons and through daily conversations. Children understand that the choices that they make have consequences on themselves and others.

Individual Liberty: 

Within the schools, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. We provide the boundaries for our pupils to make choices safely, through the provision of a safe environment and a rich and exciting curriculum. Our pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and are advised how to exercise these safely; examples of this can be clearly seen in our e-safety and PSHE lessons. Children are encouraged to make choices in their learning. For example, this might be through the choice of challenge level, how they record their learning or participation in extra- curricular activities.

Mutual Respect: 

The children and adults at the Northern Federation understand that it is expected that respect is shown to everyone. The children are taught to respect each other’s opinions even if different to their own. The children respect school property and each other’s belongings. The children respect the school environment and work with volunteers to contribute to its upkeep.

Tolerance of Those with Different Faiths and Beliefs: 

At the Northern Federation we help children to understand different faiths and beliefs through religious education studies, our PSHE curriculum and welcoming visitors that are not predominately white British. Beliefs, traditions and customs are studied in depth through our curriculum, with visitors being invited in to our schools to enrich and extend the children’s understanding. Through this our children gain an enhanced understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society. Our children are encouraged to ask questions in order to extend their understanding about other cultures, their celebrations and religious festivals.

 

British Values at Northern Federation