British Value

British Values

It is our belief that our pupils should be encouraged and enabled to think deeply and reflect on their learning and understanding. It is our belief that we should challenge ideas with our pupils and help them to be able to articulate different perceptions of a particular view. With regard to British Values we believe that the four principles underpin what we do every day in the Learning Federation. However, through their study of history and the evolution of democracy, we aim to give them a rounded understanding of how these principles were reached:

Democracy

Within the Learning Federation we believe in giving our pupils many opportunities for their voices to be heard. 

Y1Y2Y3Y4Y5Y6
Voting for school parliament Voting for school parliament 
Battle of Hastings – becoming king (linking to modern day democracy)Visit to Tower of London
Voting for school parliament 
Votes for schools
Voting for school parliament 
London – the role of Parliament
Voting for school parliament 

The Ancient Greeks – social status and voting
Voting for school parliament, Head of Year, prefects and house Captains. CIL Parliament lessons. Royal courts of Justice.

The Rule of Law

The importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days, when dealing with behaviour as well as through school assemblies. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service help reinforce this message.

Y1Y2Y3Y4Y5Y6
Rules and responsibilities
Laws of the countryside  
The Gunpowder PlotFire Brigade visit Rules and responsibilities Rules of the Internet, Votes for schoolsRules and responsibilities
Caring for the environment Rules of the Internet
Magistrates trial Rules of the Internet Rules & responsibilities
Royal Courts of Justice Rules of the Internet

Individual Liberty

Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make choices safely, through provision of a safe environment and empowering education.  Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety and PSHE lessons. Whether it be through their choice of learning challenge, or their choice of participation in our numerous extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make meaningful choices.

Mutual Respect

Pupils learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community treat each other with respect. Our volunteering programme for Broadford & Mead (Team Broadford & Team Mead) makes it quick and easy for pupils to give their time, find volunteer opportunities and do great things for their school community.  Whether it’s cleaning up the environment or volunteering at one of our events, Team Broadford & Mead mobilises the community spirit and enthusiasm of our pupils to make a difference.

Y1/Y2Y3/Y4Y5/Y6
Reading buddiesVolunteering – visiting vulnerable people in the communityEnvironment – walking bus, ride to school weekBuddies, Eco Warriors, School CouncilCitizenship lessons
Walk to school week Votes for schools 
Volunteering – Reading Buddies,  Play leaders, Lunch Warriors Environment – being aware of the world around us
Food Drive, We Are Silent, Random acts of kindness, Legacy

Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs

Mead is situated in an area which is becoming ever more culturally diverse; therefore we place a great emphasis on promoting diversity with the pupils. Assemblies are regularly planned to address this issue either directly or through the inclusion of stories and celebrations from a variety of faiths and cultures. Our RE & PSHE teaching reinforce this. Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school. pupils visit places of worship that are important to different faiths.

At  Mead we will actively challenge pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values, including ‘extremist’ views.

Y1Y2Y3Y4Y5Y6
Visit a local church Assembly by local Vicar)Diwali celebration Chinese New YearAssembly by local VicarHindu WorkshopRE lessonsVisit a synagogueVisit an Islamic mosque  We do Christianity and Sikhism  Visit St Andrews in Hornchurch

Spiritual Curriculum

We believe that our school curriculum should provide pupils with a range of experiences that deepen their spiritual understanding of their school and their community. Working in partnership with local clergy and faith organisations, we deliver the program both in and out of school across KS2.

Year 3Identifying spirituality in the local area – walk to the war memorial, indu workshop, performing Christmas nativity play, Year 5Random acts of kindness in their school and local community
Year 4Performing in a play of worship – Christmas related songs and readingsYear 6Leaving a legacy – identifying what they have gained from school and the community and giving something back as a legacy: planting trees and bulbs, transition stones and artwork