British Values

The Department for Education has published guidance on promoting British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. This is how we do this at Coppice School.

British
Values

In lessons

During playtimes and lunch

General day to day

After school

With parents

Areas we need to develop

 

 

 

 

 

 

Democracy

Pupils are encouraged to fairly share
time, resources and taking turns. Children vote on the options they can access
during ‘options’ each week.

Pupils are encouraged to fairly share
time, resources and taking turns.

Turn taking and fairness are promoted

We encourage children to vote who
they believe is the class star of the week

We have a school council who vote on
school decisions as a representative of their peers. The school has an active
governing body who vote on key areas of the school

Children vote on the activities they
wish to do in after school club. 

Meeting with parents about the how we
can make changes to help them and their child

Parent questionnaires and advice
about Parent View is promoted through the school website and news letters

 

Children will be allowed to evaluate
certain areas of the school through ballot type boxes e.g. lessons, lunches
they have eaten, assemblies. This will provide them
with a stronger voice.

 

 

 

 

Law

Children are reminded daily about
rules of the classroom and are actively encouraged to demonstrate these.
Rewards and sanctions exist in classrooms which promote positive adherence to
the class rules

All pupils are involved in setting
class rules at the beginning of the year

Children are reminded daily about
rules of the playground and dinner hall and are actively encouraged to
demonstrate these. Rewards and sanctions exist at playtime and lunchtime
which promote positive adherence to the class rules

Children are reminded daily about rules
when in the community and are actively encouraged to demonstrate these.
Rewards and sanctions exist when on visits which promote positive adherence
to the class rules

Children are reminded daily about
rules of the after school club and on transport and are actively encouraged
to demonstrate these. Rewards and sanctions exist which promote positive
adherence to the afterschool club and transport rules

Parents are reminded of their
responsibilities in meetings

Home/School agreements are signed

We support parents with behaviour and
setting boundaries with their child if requested to do so


Children are involved in creating
class rules however they should be allowed to create rules for other areas of
the school community. E.g. playtimes and assemblies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liberty

Children are encouraged to make
choices about their learning, social interactions and free time.

Children can access a variety of
activities of their choosing during ‘Choose time’ each week.

Children make an active choice about
the foods and snacks they drink at break and lunch time. They are given a
variety of clubs and activities to choose from.   

A variety of communication and
mobility aids are provided which allows those with communication difficulties
to interact with the world around them

Those children who require them,
communication aids are provided.

We respect all cultures and religions
and celebrate the positives that these promote

Children are consulted about
activities provided by the school in our after school club

Parents have a greater choice of
their child’s school provision and are provided with information regarding
personal budgets

We discuss choice making with parents
when their child does not have a voice

Children should be allowed to sit
with who they wish at lunchtimes. We are currently
looking at how we arrange lunchtimes to allow for this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mutual Respect

Children explore the feelings of
others through daily activities and bespoke lessons. During lessons pupils are encouraged listen and respect others
views

During playtimes and lunchtimes
pupils are encouraged listen and respect others views.

All staff are encouraged to respect
the views of other staff

During afterschool clubs pupils are
encouraged listen and respect others views

We consult with families  when we are making big
decisions which will affect them and their child

Children within school generally
respect each other and the staff. We need to encourage more opportunities to
work with other groups in society such as the elderly, more mainstream school
links and the emergency services for example.