British Values Statement
At Biddick Hall Infant and Nursery School we aim for our children to be well rounded valuable members of society who treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of background. We promote the basic British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs.
We have a school council which consists of two members from each KS1 class who are voted for by their classmates. They meet regularly with the Head Teacher to discuss a range of issues to make our school the very best it can be. Councillors feed back their discussions to their class mates to ensure that all members of our school community have an opportunity for their voice to be heard.
The Rules of Law
The high expectations of our school are clearly outlined in our Behaviour Policy. At the beginning of each school year teachers discuss classroom code with their pupils which is then clearly displayed in the classroom. These rules are revisited regularly through the PSHE Curriculum, including during assemblies and class discussions. There are clear sanctions for inappropriate behaviour and children are supported to make appropriate choices to ensure they can be reintegrated to the group in a timely manner. We aim to ensure that children understand that school rules are there to ensure we are safe and happy throughout our time at school.
We encourage our children to make choices knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment to enable them to do this. Children are continually encouraged to make the right choices. Our curriculum ethos promoted positive learning behaviours and encourages children to reflect on the choices they have made. The importance of making them safe online is explored through our computing curriculum and as part of our annual e-safety day.
Our school ethos is built around respect for everyone. We are an inclusive school where everyone is valued and has a contribution to make to out school. Children learn that their behaviour has an effect on their own feelings as well as the feelings of others. Children are encouraged to respect each other throughout the day including at playtimes and lunchtimes when golden tickets can be earned for ‘filling someone’s bucket’
Tolerance of those with Different Faiths and Beliefs
Different Faiths and Beliefs are explored and celebrated through RE lessons, assemblies, visits and visitors. Children are taught that people have different faiths and beliefs which should be accepted. Children within our school with different faiths and beliefs are encouraged to share their practices and special celebrations. Parents are invited to share celebrations from a range of faiths including Harvest assemblies and Chinese New Year Celebrations.