The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy and these values were reiterated by the Prime Minister in 2014. At Burscough Bridge Methodist Primary School, these values are reinforced in the following ways:
"Create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs."
Democracy is embedded at our school. Pupils are always listened to by adults
and are taught to listen carefully and with concern to each other, respecting
the right of every individual to have their opinions and voices heard. Pupils
also have the opportunity to air their opinions and ideas through our Pupil
Council and regular questionnaires. Elections for the Pupil Council are based
on pupil votes, reflecting our British electoral system and demonstrating
democracy in action.
The importance of laws, whether they are those that govern the school or the
country, are consistently reinforced. Our school rules are deeply embedded in
our work every day. As a school we discuss and display the school rules
which are clearly understood by all and seen to be necessary to ensure that
every pupil is able to learn in a safe and ordered environment. Our 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. Details about school rewards and sanctions, choice and
consequences are detailed in our Behaviour policy.
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 our pupils to make choices safely, through the
provision of a safe environment, an empowering education and a curriculum
based upon clear Christian values. Our pupils are encouraged to know,
understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised
how to exercise these safely; examples of this can be clearly seen in our esafety and PSHE lessons.
Respect is one of our core values and key to our school rules. Our pupils are
fully involved in the review of our school rules and Mission statement and
these are deeply embedded in all that we do at the school. The pupils know
and understand that it is expected and imperative that respect is shown to
everyone, whatever differences we may have and to everything, however big
or small. The core value of respect at Burscough Bridge Methodist Primary
School underpins our work every day both in and out of the classroom.
Our core value of respect ensures tolerance of those who have different faiths
and beliefs. Burscough Bridge Methodist Primary School enhances pupils'
understanding of different faiths