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British Values

British Values

At Hutton Rudby Primary School we are committed to providing every child with an excellent education.

We believe in following the Government’s guidelines:

  • “Schools should promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”
  • “Pupils must be encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance.”
  • “It is expected that pupils should understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.”

In line with Government requirements, at Hutton Rudby Primary School we have developed the curriculum in order to illustrate our commitment to ‘British Values’.  We value the diversity and differences of all our pupils and celebrate this through our culture, ethos, approach to lessons and our respectful relationships we promote.  Commitment and celebration of diversity makes us collectively stronger, tolerant and respectful to all.

Our curriculum is devoted to British Values. We use the ‘Picture news’ learning resources and encourage transparency and openness in pupil lead discussions about current affairs news topics each week, linked to an individual British Value.

Additionally, in Key Stage 2, pupils this year will undertake a topic about World War 1 and its impact upon our society, then and now.  Remembrance Day is commemorated and a two minute’s silence is observed. Throughout the school, a number of influential people and eras are studied in our Cornerstones curriculum that supports all aspects of modern day Britain.

We have read the Government’s Paper on “Promoting fundamental British values as part of SMSC in Schools” (November 2014). It outlines the Departmental advice for maintained schools from the Department for Education. Download the document

Picture News

Through ‘Picture News’ our children have been learning about the following:

Do we waste food unnecessarily?

8th-14th March 2017  British Values – 8th-14th March Individual Liberty

Is Brexit worth the divide?

15th-21st March 2017   British Values – 15th-21st March Democracy

Why are so many families fleeing their homes?   

22nd-28th March 2017   British Values – 22nd-28th March Tolerance

How do you look after your teeth?

29th March-4th April 2017  British Values – 29th March-4th April Individual Liberty

How important is it to communicate with the people we care about?

5th-11th April 2017     British Values – 5th-11th April Mutual Respect

What do we know about life in North Korea?

26th April-2nd May 2017       British Values – 26th April-2nd May Democracy

Are our hospitals too busy?  

3rd-9th May 2017         British Values – 3rd-9th May Mutual Respect

How important is testing? 

10th-16th May 2017        British Values – 10th-16th May Rule of Law

Are fidget spinners a help or a distraction in the classroom? 

17th-23rd May 2017       British Values – 17th-23rd May Mutual Respect

Are we too reliant on computers? 

24th-30th May 2017        British Values – 24th-30th May Individual Liberty

Does politics matter?  

7th-13th June 2017    British Values – 7th-13th June Tolerance

Should we believe everything we read?

28th June-5th July 2017  British Values – 28th June-5th July Individual Liberty

How important is it to have a Royal Family?

13th September – 19th September 2017   British Values – 13th September – 19th September Rule of Law

How can hope triumph after times of great difficulty?

20th-26th September 2017  British Values – 20th – 26th September 2017 Mutual Respect

How safe are the toys we buy?

27th Sept – 3rd October 2017  British Values – 27th September – 3rd October 2017 Individual Liberty

Do you always feel that you belong?

4th – 10th October 2017  British Values – 4th – 10th October 2017 Tolerance

Should we always stand up for what we believe in?

11th-17th October 2017  British Values – 11th-17th October 2017  Individual Liberty

When is it important to show respect?

16th-22nd October 2017  British Values – 16th – 22nd October  Respect

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