British Values at Vernon Primary School!
In accordance with The Department for Education at Vernon, we aim to actively promote British Values in our school to ensure that our young people leave Vernon prepared for life in modern Britain. At our school, students encounter these principles throughout everyday school life. These values are explicitly taught in a range of ways including through daily circle times and days such as ‘British Values Day’ and ‘Equality and Diversity Day’. Additionally, the values are taught in R.E lessons and interwoven within our curriculum which gives children real and meaningful opportunities to explore these values. At Vernon, we are certain that the active promotion of British Values means that children are enabled to develop a sense of community and begin to develop their understanding of their role and responsibilities within it.
At Vernon, we take the opportunity to actively promote British Values through weekly whole school assemblies where a range of British Values are explored. Our whole school systems and structures lend themselves to the active promotion of British Values. For example, all children take part in a democratic school council election process and elected children run a successful school council which plays an integral role in the community of our school.
At Vernon we ensure that:
We uphold and promote the value of Democracy:
We understand the role of the Rule of Law:
We understand what is meant by Individual Liberty:
Our school and a fair society is built on the foundation of Mutual Respect:
We promote tolerance towards those of all different faiths and beliefs:
During a recent school council meeting, the children watched the video below, "Colour the World with Kindness." The children said it made them think about the impact they can have on others, in school and at home and felt it embodied the true meaning of British Values.