Welcome to our British Values section of the website. Click on the link below to access our current British Values Policy.
The DfE have recently reinforced the need, "to 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."
The government has set out the definition of British Values in the Prevent Strategy in 2011 and reinforced this in 2014. St Ambrose RC Primary School is committed to ensuring these values are supported throughout all our learning.
All children have the right to elect their UNICEF ambassadors (school council) every year. They vote for who they think will represent their ideas the best. The school council meet every half term to discuss certain issues across the school. The children are given a budget to work with and they have to prioritise what they feel is most important for their happiest and learning whilst in school.
The children are given an annual questionnaire about the school which enables every child to have a say about their school and they also have a UNICEF Suggestions Box outside the chapel, where they suggest improvements to the ambassadors, who will then feedback to Mrs Vayro.
The Rule of Law
The importance of Law, rules and expectations are constantly reinforced at St Ambrose through assemblies and daily discussion. Pupils are taught the reasons behind the Law that govern and protect us and the responsibilities we all have to reinforce them. The children also learn the consequences when laws are broken.
The school behaviour policy is clearly displayed in every classroom and sets out expected behaviour and rewards/consequences. Each class also decide upon their class charter which is displayed within each classroom, with promises made by all adults and children to ensure everyone's rights are being met.
Circle time is used as an opportunity to discuss difficult situations that benefit from whole class discussion. Keeping safe when using the internet is regularly discussed with children in computing lessons and in assemblies. Visits from barristers, judges, police and fire services help to support these message.
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 Computing and PSHE curriculum. Whether it be through fundraising, of choice of learning challenge, of how they record, of participation in our numerous extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices.
Mutual Respect is at the heart of our Christian values. Children 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. This is embedded in every piece of learning we do. Our Class Charters help to promote positive relationships and mutual respect among all.
British Values and SMSC at St. Ambrose
Each child in KS2 has been given their own laminated information sheet to enable them to learn the values we have at St.Ambrose and in the outside world.
Radicalisation and Extremist Views
At St. Ambrose, we actively challenge pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to the fundamental British Values, including 'extremist' views. We have created a Prevent Strategy leaflet for parents to help support with this.
Catholic Values and British Values
This document gives guidance on the knowledge and understanding, expected of pupils as a result of promoting fundamental British values