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 PSHE & 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:
Vernon and Black Lives Matter
At Vernon we fully condemn all mistreatment of black lives, hate crime and all acts of racism in our society, our community and our world.
Black lives matter everyday.
We want to spend our time educating ourselves and our children about equality. To end such events and racism, we must join together in solidarity as a whole community. We need to talk to our children and educate them to raise right's respectful citizens for the world.
We hope that you will join and support us with this.
We are in this together.
We are one.
Below in the 'files to download section' is a link to our Virtual Library!
Once you have followed the link you will be to click on the books on the shelves to listen to the story for free.
All the books in our library are about Black Lives Matter, anti-rascism, equality and diversity. You can choose to listen to any book - perhaps then you could discuss the books message with your family?
Below you will also find video of the story 'Mixed' by Arree Chung. It is a fantastic story that addresses equality and diversity brilliantly.