Promoting British Values at Alverstoke Infant School
The government agenda to promote the five British values is supported by our own school values. These are introduced in assemblies, in PDL lessons (Personal Development Learning), circle times and at other times where necessary or appropriate.
Democracy (linked to school value – democracy)
Each class votes for two School Councillors to represent them on School Council. They also vote for two children to be on our Travel Team.
As part of this value we talk about fairness and how to make sure everyone has a voice.
The rule of law (linked to school value – honesty)
Children are reminded that telling the truth is always the best thing to do. They learn that it’s ok to make a mistake but you should always own up when you are in the wrong.
Individual liberty (linked to school value – responsibility)
Children learn that they are free to make their own choices, but also have a responsibility to others. They are given small roles of responsibility within the classroom and expected to fulfil these as valued members of the class and school.
Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different beliefs (linked to school values – belonging and respect)
We try to provide an environment which reflects a multi-cultural society and proactively teach about different faiths, cultures and beliefs. Children learn that they should treat others with kindness and respect at all times.