Long Term Plans
At Edmondsley Primary and Nursery School we uphold and teach pupils about the British Values which are defined as:
Rule of Law
Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
These values are taught explicitly through Personal, Social, Health and Emotional
(PSHE), and Religious Education (RE). We also teach British Values through
planning and delivering a broad and balanced curriculum.
Edmondsley Primary School takes opportunities to actively promote British Values through our assemblies.
We also actively promote the British Values through ensuring our curriculum planning and delivery includes real opportunities for exploring these values. Actively promoting British Values also means challenging pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values, including ‘extremist’ views.
Democracy is an important value at our school. Pupils have the opportunity to
have their voices heard through our School Council. The elections of members of
the School Council are based on pupil votes. The children have worked together
and agreed a set of codes which we at Edmondsley School actively work
and live by. Please see School Council, School Sports Organising Crew and Eco Warriors Pages on our school website.
The Rule of Law
The importance of laws and rules, whether they are those that govern the class,
the school or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school
days. If children are given verbal warnings this is always set against
the agreed school behaviour policy. 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 are regular parts of our calendar and help
reinforce this message.
Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they
are in a safe and supportive environment. We educate and provide boundaries for our pupils to make choices safely, through the provision of a safe
environment, a planned curriculum and an empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our e-safety teaching and PSHE lessons. Pupils are given the freedom to make choices, e.g. signing up for extra-curricular clubs. Please see our School Clubs page on our website.
Mutual Respect and Tolerance of Those with Different Faiths and Beliefs
Respect is one of the core values of our school and is part of our School Promise. 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 Edmondsley Primary School underpins our work every day both in and out of the classroom.
Pupils’ understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity in our local community where the vast majority are white British is important to us. Assemblies and discussions involving prejudices and prejudiced-based bullying have been followed and supported by learning in RE and PSHE.
We use opportunities such as the Olympics and World Cup to study and
learn about life and culture in countries who participate.
Please see our Rainbow Flag information in our Parents Page.