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British Values

At Garsington CE Primary School we uphold and teach pupils about British Values which are defined as:                                               A thank you from the Queen!
Democracy   Rule of law  Individual liberty     Mutual respect and celebration of those of different faiths and beliefs

These values are taught explicitly through Personal, Social, Health and Emotional (PSHE) and Religious Education (RE).
We also teach British Values through planning and delivering a broad and balanced curriculum. 

The school takes opportunities to actively promote British Values through daily collective worship and whole school systems and structures such as electing and running a successful School Council, Prefect system and Learning Detectives. 

We also actively promote British values through ensuring that our curriculum planning and delivery includes real opportunities for exploring these values

What do British Values mean at Garsington Primary and in the wider community?
Democracy

We vote for our school council members, learning detectives, our friendship champions, pupils of the term and talent show finalists.

At the age of 18 you can vote for things such as your political leaders.

We help to make decisions through our school council.

We help make decisions when we are at work.

We help our teacher decide if we have achieved the challenge of the week.

We vote for winners on television programmes such as X Factor and Britain's Got Talent.

Rules of Law

We allow each other and help each other to learn.

We have laws to keep people safe and to stop people getting hurt.

We walk calmly and quietly around the school.

The law tells us what we can and cannot do. For example we have to drive on the left hand side of the road. We are not allowed to steal things.

We are kind to each other.

Rules give us structure so that everything runs smoothly and is well organised.


Liberty (freedom)

We have freedom to speak, share ideas and opinions in lessons and collective worship.

Everyone can choose the religion they would like to follow and some people can choose not to follow a religion.

We have freedom to have fun and choose who we play with.

We have the freedom to talk about anything we want to as long as it doesn't hurt or offend anyone.

We have freedom to choose clubs and suggest ideas for school events.

We have the freedom to travel where ever we want to.


Respect towards all faiths and beliefs

We find out about different religions and beliefs.

We accept that other people have different views and opinions.

We celebrate special religious days and we hold an international evening every year.

We make sure everyone feels included at work and at clubs.

We treat everybody with respect.

We celebrate our multi-cultural society.

How we will be exploring British Values
in Term 5

Democracy
Interviewing for Year 6 Prefects 
Pupil input in update of Responsibility Policy 
Pupil input on marking and feedback policy 
Contribution to school values Voting for pupil of the term

Rules of Law
Corridor expectations
How good behaviour and following the behaviour policy leads to independence

Individual Liberty
Feeling safe and happy survey 
Choice in learning style linked to Growth mindset approach 
Weekly Big Question in Collective Worship and newsletter

Respect towards all faiths and beliefs
St George’s Day 
May Day celebrations 
Friendship time (teamwork) 
Class contribution to individual class reports 
Garsington British Bake off 
Buddy system between classes
Subpages (1): Thank you from the Queen