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British Values at Broadgate Primary School

  • Democracy

    Democracy is embedded at the school.  Pupils are always listened to by adults and are taught to listen carefully and with concern to each other, respecting the right of every individual to have their opinions and voices heard.  Pupils also have the opportunity to air their opinions and ideas through our School Council and regular questionnaires.  The elections of the School Council members, and House Captains are based solely on pupil votes, reflecting our British electoral system and demonstrating democracy in action.

  • The Rule of Law

    The importance of laws whether they are those that govern the class, the school or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout our school day, through our school assemblies and also when dealing with behaviour in school. We encourage our pupils to distinguish right from wrong and help pupils to understand that living under the rule of law protects individuals.  Our pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from the Police, Fire Service etc. also help to reinforce our messages. Our Golden Rules underpin our school ethos and demonstrate the importance of the rule of law.

  • 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 our pupils to make choices safely, through the provision of a safe environment and an empowering education. We support pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence.  Our pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely; examples of this can be clearly seen in our e-safety and PSHE lessons. We implement a strong anti-bullying culture and pride ourselves on being a zero tolerance to bullying school. 

  • Mutual Respect

    At the heart of our whole school ethos is a commitment to a set of core attitudes that we believe contribute to individuals being able to live happy and successful lives within the communities to which they belong.  These core attitudes are at the heart of our Golden Rules, and emphasise the importance of mutual respect.  Our values are taught through assemblies and PSHE sessions and form a key part of our daily dialogue across school.   Respect is promoted across school and it is deeply embedded in all that we do at the school.  The pupils know and understand that it is expected and imperative that respect is shown to everyone, whatever differences we may have and to everything, however big or small.  Respect at Broadgate Primary School underpins our work every day both in and out of the classroom. Our school frequently participates in learning activities which promote mutual respect including visits to local schools, a residential care home for the elderly and other local amenities.  In addition to these activities our children are given regular opportunities to learn within their community and beyond, each time an emphasis is placed on respecting those with whom they come into contact and their surroundings.   A very wide range of extra-curricular clubs are offered at Broadgate Primary School both at lunchtime and after the school day.  These clubs provide another opportunity for mutual respect to be secured in the attitudes of our pupils, both amongst those participating from their own setting, and any visiting staff or teams.

  • Tolerance of Those With Different Faiths And Beliefs

    Our Golden Rule about listening and speaking to each other politely ensures tolerance of those who have different faiths and beliefs.  Broadgate Primary School enhances pupils’ understanding of different faiths and beliefs through religious education studies; PSHE work; welcoming visitors into school, and enjoying a depth of study during themed days and activities.   Children learn to recognise and respect similarities and differences between ourselves and others and to reflect on celebrating variety and identity.  We are proud of being a multi-cultural school and the way our pupils support and accept each other recognising the value of others’ beliefs. Our pupils leave school ready to be active citizens in a culturally diverse society. 

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