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British Values at South Norwood Primary School

At South Norwood Primary School the children have been taught about the five British Values and a way of remembering them using their hand through a series of assemblies and displays around the school.

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British Values

Democracy

All children are encouraged to have their say, express their views and contribute to the running of the school on matters which directly involve children. We have an elected School Council, and Head Boy and Girl. These children work with the staff to raise standards and ensure that every voice is heard in our school.

The Rule of Law

We have high expectations about pupil conduct and this is reflected in our Positive Behaviour Policy. Through our school assemblies, circle time and PHSE lessons children are taught about the British Values, our 8 personal goals and the School rules. We respect the school rules and laws in society; we help each other to do the right thing. We are honest, truthful and loyal.

Individual Liberty

Together we are a community who care, respect and understand each other. We accept the beliefs and faiths of others. We provide a safe and supportive environment in which we encourage all to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms while respecting that everyone else also has the same rights. Pupils are encouraged to make good choices within safe boundaries. They are given the opportunity to resolve conflicts effectively and are supported by staff when needed.

Mutual Respect

We believe that respect for others is a vital component of moral development, encouraging open discussions in all areas but especially in lessons which promote citizenship such as PHSE. We are actively support all to develop their own reasoned views about moral and ethical issues, encouraging pupils to understand the rights and responsibilities as citizens within our school and wider community. We regularly support a range of charities – both locally, in London, nationally and internationally. 

Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs

Our school is made up of people from a wide range of backgrounds; we aim to promote understanding and appreciation of different faiths and cultures both within school and the wider world. Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs is promoted through the curriculum. We actively promote courtesy and good manners towards all. Ensuring we actively monitor and tackle all forms of bullying and harassment. This includes cyber bullying, prejudice based bullying related to appearance, SEN, race, religion, belief and disability.