BRITISH VALUES AT PRIMROSE HILL SCHOOL
At Primrose Hill Primary School we are committed to serving our community and surrounding area. We recognise the multicultural, multifaith nature of the United Kingdom and understand the crucial role our school plays in promoting these values.
As a community school, we encourage admissions from all those entitled to education under British law regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status. We are a school for all and this is reflected in our school motto…Together we will make a difference.
This statement outlines the key British values we actively promote.
Each class democratically votes for two members to represent their class on the School Council. The school council meets regularly with the headteacher in school in order to share pupils’ views and drive new initiatives both within school and in the wider community. The school council report to the governing body on a regular basis and a governor also attends every school council meeting.
Pupils in Years 5 and 6 have links with the local magistrates, which includes visits to the local courts and visits by representatives of the court of law to school.
The Rule of Law
The school has a clearly defined behaviour policy that positively rewards good behaviour both in and out of school. This also sets out clear boundaries and appropriate consequences and engages parents when necessary to further reinforce school rules. Our school council also has close links with another school in our local area and we regularly meet to discuss ways of improving behaviour and safety in both of our schools.
Behaviour is monitored closely and regular reports are shared with governors. As a result, incidents of poor behaviour and racial incidents are minimal.
The school has very close links with our local Police Community Support Officer who regularly visits school to work with pupils and deliver assemblies. He patrols outside of school ensuring that children are safe when exiting the school and parents are adhering to safe parking.
Within school independence and resilience is promoted with the pupils encouraged to take educated risks, safe in the knowledge that they are supported by a safe and secure environment.
The school provides a wide range of clubs and activities outside of the school day and pupils are encouraged to make choices based on their own interests. Attendance at clubs is also monitored and pupils are encouraged to try new activities where possible in order to broaden their horizons.
Pupils have key roles and responsibilities within each class and the whole school, for which pupils actively put themselves forward.
In Year 6 our PSHE unit entitled ‘Positive Contribution’ ensures that pupils appreciate the impact of their behaviours and actions on others.
Our curriculum embodies values of mutual respect through units such as Family Life and Relationships, Positive Contributions, French Festivals and many more (see curriculum maps).
Our involvement with CSSP actively promotes an attitude of equality and fairness. We have signed the Fair Play Charter for all sporting events that the school attends.
At playtime, PALS representatives initiate play and support our younger pupils. We also have learning buddies whereby older pupils support younger pupils in the school, e.g. reading buddies.
Our school council works closely with another school in our area and we regularly undertake visits to their setting and vice versa. During these visits we share ideas, tour the schools and offer support on projects that may improve outcomes for both schools.
Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
Our R.E. curriculum provides a broad and balanced education on a range of faiths, religions and cultures.
Within our broad curriculum our pupils are introduced to other cultures such as Judaism, Hinduism and Islam. We also study many other cultures within our Geography units such as Europe, The Americas and other Non EU countries.
In addition to this we offer curriculum enrichment through multi-cultural weeks and assembly topics, which are reviewed and adapted to meet the ever changing needs of our society.
We teach French from Reception class to Year 6 and pupils leave Year 6 with very high attainment in written and spoken French.
This statement offers a summary of the way in which Primrose Hill upholds and promotes British Values. As always, in order to experience the unique ethos and atmosphere of our school then a visit to Primrose Hill is recommended.