Promoting Fundamental British Values
At Brackenhill we aim to prepare our children for modern Britain and keep them safe by actively promoting the core British values in line with the Governments PREVENT strategy. British values are also promoted through celebrating and recognising significant events in the United Kingdom during the year. eg Jubilee, Patrons day, general elections, Royal family celebrations, other religious celebrations, world events.
Democracy- Pupils have many opportunities to have their voices heard. Pupils have the opportunity to air their opinions and ideas through pupil voice meetings with our Headteacher and the School Council. We have a fair house points reward system in school too.
The Rule of Law- The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout school as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school assemblies. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. This is well embedded in our school ethos and values, knowing right from wrong and understanding the consequences of our own actions.
Mutual Respect- Pupils have been part of discussions and assemblies related to what it means to be ‘respectful’, ‘kind and courteous’ and how it is shown. Activities within the school promote respect for others and this is reiterated through our classroom and learning rules, as well as within our Behaviour Policy. We place high importance on teaching how to be a good citizen, showing and understanding that we treat others with respect, because that’s how we want others to treat us.
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 their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety and PSHE lessons. Pupils are given the freedom to make choices in numerous extra-curricular clubs and opportunities. Pupils have the freedom to voice their opinions through Pupil Voice meetings with our Headteacher.
Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs, including people of no faith and beliefs- We enjoy learning about different faiths and cultures around the world. Assemblies and discussions are supported by learning in RE and PSHE.
Prevent agenda – School is aware of the possibility of radicalization and extremism and all staff have completed the PREVENT training to raise awareness.
One Britain One Nation
As a whole school we celebrated ‘One Britain One Nation’ Day to show we are stronger together and what it means to be British. We had a one minute silence to remember Jo Cox and remember the great work she did.