British Values

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We are part of a British society, and it is important to us that children learn the universal principles of:

  • Self-help
  • Self-responsibility
  • Democracy
  • Equality
  • Equity
  • Solidarity
  • Openness
  • Honesty
  • Social responsibility
  • Caring for others

We achieve these values, for all staff and pupils,  by:

  • Creating an open, inclusive ethos where children  and adults can be themselves, develop courtesy, respect and tolerance for others.
  • Promoting mental health and wellbeing through our curriculum as well as using in house and external agency support.
  • Promoting equality of opportunity outlined in our policies
  • Having a clear code of conduct, where children  are encouraged to take responsibility for their actions
  • Encouraging the use of our  ‘collaborative cow’  learning muscle
  • Supporting and promoting leadership skills and responsibilities within the school
  • Taking an active interest in our  service and more vulnerable  families

Our  broad and balanced Curriculum promotes these values by providing opportunities:

  • to celebrate diversity, different festivals and key celebrations in  the year
  • to learn about our nation and its heritage, for example, Plymouth in the Blitz, the First World War topic and Remembrance  service
  • to learn about Key British leaders, explorers and inventors
  • to use of our local area
  • that encourage a  sense of community responsibility;  the local Church, co-operative, garden centre, police and fire services etc..
  • to learn about cultures and faiths; how are we different from one another, and how are we the same?
  • to understand Plymouth as part of a global community; learning about and communicating with children from across the world