At Broomgrove Junior School we bring the best out of everyone by creating a culture that encourages talents, meets needs and promotes achievement to the fullest extent. We achieve this by:
providing a stimulating and enriching environment that inspires a love of learning
caring about ourselves, each other and our community
respecting, supporting and valuing our differences and our similarities
enjoying and celebrating our successes, together
At Broomgrove Junior School we value each and every member of our school community, which is underpinned by our three central rights:
the right to learn
the right to respect
the right to feel safe and secure
We believe these rights are the fundamental building blocks for our children to grow and develop as responsible adults and British Citizens.
How British values are promoted at Broomgrove Junior School
The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy. These values are:
Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
Our curriculum is designed to ensure that our children have the opportunity to learn and reflect on the British values that underpin our lives.
Activities such as assemblies allow and encourage our children to discuss British values and understand how these are relevant to them.
The children are supported in their moral development by their:
Ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong.
Readily apply this understanding in their own lives.
Respect the civil and criminal law of England.
Understand the consequences of their behaviour and actions.
Investigate and offer reasoned views about moral and ethical issues.
Understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others on these issues.
Children have a wide range of opportunities to work collaboratively within class, across year groups and phases. We promote ‘Guardian Angels’ for our new Year 3 children, ‘Buddy Systems’ for mid-phase admissions, as well as supported social skills groups for those children having difficulty building friendships or making the right choices.
Broomgrove Junior School is at the heart of the local community and we encourage children to show care and consideration for others through charitable work and other community events. The School Council ensures that all children can influence decision making through the democratic processes.
There is a strong emphasis throughout our Personal Health and Relationship areas of study on individual rights and responsibilities including respect and valuing difference in the way people choose to live their lives in modern British Society.
Our children are encouraged to develop socially by:
Using a range social skills in different contexts, including working and socialising with pupils from different religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds
Being encouraged to participate in a variety of contexts and social settings, including volunteering e.g. Junior Wardens, Eco-School Committee
Co-operating well with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively
Understanding the importance of identifying and combatting discrimination
Accepting and engaging with the fundamental British values of
The rule of law
Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths, beliefs and life choices. This will develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow pupils to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.
At Broomgrove Junior School we value the diverse ethnic background of all our children and their families and undertake a variety of events and lessons to celebrate these. We have found this approach to be enriching for all parties as it teaches tolerance and respect for the differences in our community and the wider world.
Through the RE curriculum and Personal Social and Citizenship Education themes there are a range of learning opportunities which have string links to the United Kingdom, through which we develop our children’s cultural understanding by enabling children to:
Understand and appreciate the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage and that of others.
Understand and appreciate the range of different cultures within school and beyond our local community as an essential element of their preparation for life in modern Britain.
To gain knowledge of Britain’s democratic parliamentary system and its central role in shaping our history and values, and in continuing to develop Britain.
Be willing to participate in and respond positively to artistic, sporting and cultural opportunities.
Gain an interest in exploring, improving understanding of and showing respect for different faiths and cultural diversity.
Understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity, shown by their tolerance and attitudes towards different religions, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities.
Our children are encouraged to reflect on the predominant religious and moral values that underpin our democratic and multi-cultural British society. Through our curriculum, assemblies, and celebratory events, our children learn about the similarities and differences of other religions and are encouraged to reflect on their own beliefs whilst tolerating the different viewpoints of others including those who do not have a religious faith.
We aim to develop our children spiritually by supporting them to:
Gain the ability to be reflective about their own beliefs, religious or otherwise, that informs their perspective on their life, show an interest in and respect for different people’s faiths, feelings and values.
Have a sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning differences about themselves, others and the world around them.
Use imagination and creativity in their learning.
Be willing to reflect on their own experiences.
At Broomgrove Junior School we believe that, through promoting British values, our children will become responsible citizens for the future who show mutual respect and tolerance of others, value their own liberty and understand the rules of law and democracy whilst demonstrating care and compassion for all.
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