Schools must promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
At Morton Trentside, these values are reinforced regularly through assemblies, Picture News and discussions. Each class has an age-appropriate poster of British Values displayed to remind our children and stimulate conversation.
We listen to the voice of children and parents. Our school behaviour policy is clear that children are expected to contribute and co-operate, taking into account the views of others.
The Rule of Law
We consistently reinforce our high expectations of children. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind our expectations, that they are there to protect us, that everyone has a responsibility and that there are consequences when rules are broken.
Within school, children are actively encouraged to make choices as they know that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school, we educate and provide boundaries for children to make choices safely, through our provision of a safe environment and our empowering teaching. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms.
Our school is built around our values of care, inspire, thrive and achieve. Respect underpins these and pupils are shown how to respect others by caring, sharing and listening to others. Staff help pupils to understand how to respect by talking about how actions and words can affect others.
Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs
We aim to enhance children's understanding of different faiths and beliefs by both participating in and exploring a range of celebrations throughout the year. Children have the opportunity to meet visitors from other cultures and learn through a hands-on approach wherever possible. Our work on the 'Global Learning Project' aims to challenge misconceptions that children may have about other cultures and places in the world so that our pupils can understand the 'bigger picture' beyond our school.