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Primary Academy

Promoting British Values

The Department of Education has 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, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”

At Corby Primary Academy these values are an integral part of the school ethos. They are reinforced throughout the school day and support children in developing their knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence.

We also discuss one of the British Values, and how it relates to everyday life, in each of our Monday assemblies and in our weekly PSHE lessons.

They are part of Academy life in the following ways.

Democracy

Democracy is integral to the Academy. Children develop an understanding of how, as citizens, they can influence decision-making through the democratic process. They have the opportunity to have their voice heard through our Academy Pupil Council, Eco Council and pupil questionnaires to name a few. The elections of Academy Pupil Council class representatives are based solely on pupil votes. The Academy also encourages pupils to accept responsibility for their own behaviour through a positive behaviour approach which is very much based on choice.

The Rule of Law

The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the Academy, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school assemblies. Pupils are taught the value of and reasons behind laws: that they govern and protect us and are essential for wellbeing and safety, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police; Fire Service, etc. are regular parts of our calendar and help reinforce this message.

Individual Liberty

Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make choices safely, through provision of a safe environment and empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advise how to exercise these safely, for example through our Online Safety and PSHE lessons. 

Mutual Respect

Our Academy ethos and behavior policy is underpinned by core values such as ‘respect’, and pupils are part of discussions and assemblies related to what this means and how it is shown. Posters/displays around the school promote respect for others and this is reiterated through our classroom and learning rules, as well as our behaviour policy.

Tolerance of Those of Different Faiths and Beliefs

Tolerance is achieved through enhancing pupils’ understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience and celebrate such diversity. Assemblies and discussions involving prejudices and prejudice-based bullying are followed and supported by learning in RE and PSHE. Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school and during assemblies.

If you would like to know more about how we promote British values at the Academy please don’t hesitate to get in contact.

  1. British Values for Parents Booklet pdf

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  2. CPC Assemblies 2023-2024 pdf

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