British Values

At Raddlebarn we actively promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.  These values will be reinforced regularly within school life.

Democracy will be evident in whole school decision making.  Pupils will have the opportunity to have their voices heard through the School Council, Pupil questionnaires and in elections for all areas of pupil responsibility.

The Rule of Law will be consistently reinforced throughout the school day as well as when dealing with behaviour and through assemblies.  All classes will have a class charter of rules linked to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.  Pupils will be taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us and the consequences when laws are broken.

Individual Liberty will be promoted by pupils being actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment.  Whether it be through choice of challenge, of how they record, or of participation in our numerous extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils will be given the freedom to make choices.

Mutual Respect – Part of our school ethos and behaviour policy revolves around core values such as ‘Respect’, and pupils will be part of discussions and assemblies related to what this means and how it is shown. Children will be encouraged to solve problems through our restorative justice approach.

Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs – This will be achieved through enhancing pupils understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity. Children will have opportunities to visit multicultural places of worship, participate in assemblies and discussions as well as learning about tolerance and differences in RE and PSHE.