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British Values are important to us at Newcroft. We promote these fundamental values in all we do. These are:
We have an excellent programme of study, which supports our pupils in learning about the key values from Reception to Year 6. Children engage in challenging, reflective and exciting activities in formal lessons with their class teacher. This teaching forms part of the core curriculum for each year group. More details can be found on your child’s year group page under ‘curriculum maps.’
The values are also taught explicitly in weekly, whole school assemblies alongside our PSHE programmes of study. The themes give pupils opportunities to listen, absorb and reflect on our British Values as a community.
Here are some examples of how we promote and ‘live’ and promote British Values at Newcroft:
Job Centre- pupils can apply for jobs termly across the school which promotes how to live and work in unity.
School Council- pupils in each class vote and elect 2 new school councillors each term, who work alongside our teacher leader. The council vote on events and activities and support the school in running events such as Macmillan Coffee morning.
Ambassadors- our Year 6 ambassadors are elected by pupils and teaching staff. They are our student body representatives at important events.
Surveys- staff, pupil and parent surveys are important to us. We promote ‘having your voice heard’ at Newcroft.
The Rule of Law
Shared rules- each class writes, agrees and signs a list of ‘rules of conduct’ at the beginning of the new academic year.
Rainbow Rules- all our pupils know and understand our foundation ‘rainbow rules’ and understand why, through explicit teaching, that rules are important to live by. Children understand why there are consequence when laws are broken. We always try to help pupils understand this by giving them opportunities to decide upon their own consequences if they make the wrong choice.
Keeping Safe- Children know and understand our anti bulling and E Safety rules. They learn through these curriculum areas, how the rules we and their parents set, keep them safe from harm. They also learn more deeply about these through our E Safety and Anti-Bullying weeks in school. All members of our school community sign up to our acceptable use policy and pledge to use the internet safely.
Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices socially and around their own learning, knowing they are in a safe and supportive environment.
Choices about learning- we encourage pupils to exercise their rights and make their own choices about how they learn and how they challenge themselves in class through silver star challenges.
Voting- pupils exercise their right to vote in class and in whole school polls regularly.
Wider curriculum opportunities- our pupils all have the freedom to choose to take part in wider curriculum opportunities such as music and sport at Newcroft.
Pupils at Newcroft learn that their own behaviour has an effect on their own rights and that of others. Through our simple Rainbow Rules and high expectations of behaviour, pupils are encouraged to show mutual respect at all times.
Character education- through our ‘Route to Resilience’ character education work at Newcroft, our pupils have the opportunity in EVERY lesson and in all they do to demonstrate effective character traits for learning and for participating effectively in our school community.
Inspirational people- assemblies and topics throughout the year allow our pupils to learn explicitly about people who have influenced and inspired us.
Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
We learn from each other and through visitors and trips out of school about different faiths and cultures. Our comprehensive RE programme of work allows us to explore a number of faiths with pupils.
Faith celebration days- we hold faith celebration days where we learn about beliefs and key faith celebrations.
Faith excursions- our children have the opportunity to learn more about other faiths through visits to churches and temples.
Challenge- at Newcroft, we actively challenge pupils, parents, staff or anyone in the school community expressing opinions contrary to our British Values.
Prevent and extremism- our PSHE programmes of study allow our teachers to keep our children safe. All our teaching staff have received PREVENT training.