British Values - Evidence & Impact

Grange Lane Infant Academy British Values

Evidence and Impact 2015-2016

 The curriculum engages pupils and equips them with the skills and knowledge for life in modern Britain. (Ofsted June 2015)

At Grange Lane Infant Academy we take very seriously our responsibility to prepare children for life in modern Britain. We ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and lived out through our 'Golden Rules' which infuses the ethos and work of the Academy.

All curriculum areas provide a vehicle for furthering the understanding of these concepts and, in particular SMSC, RE and PSHE. This provides excellent opportunities to deepen and develop understanding. Children embrace these concepts with enthusiasm and demonstrate a good understanding of their application to their own lives.

The academy makes considerable effort to ensure children have exposure to a wide experience both within and beyond their own local community - during which these concepts are shown through for example, sporting events, visits to the local church, events such as Young Voices and through weekly worshipful singing and religious assembly. Equally through elaborating and embracing different cultures.

 Their strong rooted value based understanding gives them an excellent platform for embracing difference.         

                                                                    Also see:   

School Self Evaluation, School Curriculum Policies, including policy for RE and PHSCE     

         

  

British Value

  

  

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Mutual Respect and the Tolerance of those with difference Faiths and Beliefs.

Respect is a fundamental school value, around which pivots much of the work of the school. We pay explicit attention to this as part of our RE, PHSE and SMSC   curriculum.

Records of PSHCE sessions, collective worship planning file.

RE Curriculum.

RE Planning & Work books.

Golden Rules.

Links with local church.

Cultural displays.

Celebration Assembly.

PSHCE display

Children can articulate why respect is important; how they show respect to others and   how they feel about it for themselves.

Children's behaviour demonstrates their good understanding of this value in action.

Children are able to talk about the different faiths and cultures they learn about,   ask questions and show tolerance and respect for others of different faiths and religions.

Democracy

The children at Grange Lane Infant Academy see democracy borne out in a whole variety of ways and see this as being an essential component of successful   team working.

Democracy is a school value, that children meet when discussing respect and fairness and as part of the school council election process.

School Council minutes and records.

PSHCE sessions.

Collective Worship planning file.

Golden Rules.

RE planning and work books.

Learning Walks.

SMSC is developed both within and beyond the curriculum.

Celebration Assembly

Jigsaw Scheme

Children are able to work co-operatively in pairs and groups as well as in whole class   situations. They understand about turn taking and respecting the views of   others. Children in Yr2 in particular are able to use the language of   respect, e.g. I agree with / I don't agree with...'

Rule of Law

The children at Grange Lane Infant Academy are familiar with this concept through   the strong values that infuses the entire work of the school. They are   familiar with the concept too through discussions in assemblies and in RE lessons, the idea that different religions have different celebrations.

Our celebration assemblies reinforce these rules through the Golden Rules.

Class Rules.

Golden Rules.

PSHSE/Citizenship lessons.

School council minutes and records.

Records of PHSCE sessions.

Collective worship planning file.

RE planning and work books.

Golden Tickets

Jigsaw scheme.

Celebration Assembly

Children are able to articulate how and why we need to behave in school and   demonstrate they understand and can abide by these.

Respect for Self and others.

Our discussions about self eg. self-respect and self-worth in relation to the individual   value so that children see that they are important in their own right. Children are strongly encouraged to develop independence in learning and to think for themselves.

Respect is an Academy value, starting with self-respect and covering respect for family, friends, and other groups; the world and its people; and the   environment.

They are also taught the importance of respect for the fallen through work on Remembrance Day.

Lesson plans for Jigsaw and records of circle times.

Collective Worship planning file.

Record and Photos of Charity Work, Macmillan, shoe box appeals and Harvest Festivals.

RE Curriculum

Jigsaw & PSHCE curriculum.

Children understand about the importance of accepting responsibility and of their   right to be heard in the Academy.

They are consulted on many aspects of school life and demonstrate independence of   thought and action.