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British Values, Christian Values and PSHCE

At William Gladstone, we take great pride in how we merge all our core values both Christian and British. These follow the Heartsmart PSHCE and well being program and are broken to being taught continually but have specific focus each term in school.

 

       Term

Christian Values

HeartSmart

PHSE and Well-being

British Values

      Autumn

Kindness

(Just simply – ‘Be Kind’– all rules covered)

Get Heartsmart

Don’t rub it in, rub it out!

The Rule of Law

 

      Spring

      Friendship

(community, togetherness, truthfulness)

Don’t forget to let love in.

Too much selfie isn’t healthy

Mutual Respect

Democracy

 

 

      Summer

         Faith

(self-belief, resilience, personal faith)

No way through isn’t true

Fake is a mistake!

Tolerance of Those With Different Faiths And Beliefs

 

Christian Values

Kindness

Learning respectfully alongside each other, helping each other to grow through our acts of kindness.

Friendship

United as a family we bring light to our community and the wider world.

Faith

Aspiring to learn with courage and faith, believing in God, ourselves and each other so that we can live life in all its fullness

 

British Values

 

The DfE have reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to 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.”

 

The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values are integrated into school life.

 

At William Gladstone Academy these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:

 

Democracy

We have a school parliament from Y1 – Y6 which meet to discuss issues raised in class meetings, and is able to effect change within the school. The elections of the School Council members are based solely on pupil votes, reflecting our British electoral system and demonstrating democracy in action. School Parliament work not only to solve issues that the children raise but also have input into their curriculum and the standards of the school.

Through our curriculum children are taught about, and encouraged to respect, public institutions and services. Children have an annual questionnaire where they are able to put forward their views about the school. There is also a suggestion box for children and parents alike.

 

The Rule of Law

The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced at William Gladstone 

Pupils are taught from an early age the rules of the school. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind rules and laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service help reinforce this message.

Developing leadership is important and children have roles and responsibilities and understand the roles of adults working in and associated to the school. 

 

Individual Liberty

At William Gladstone, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make informed choices, through a safe environment and an empowering education. Pupils are given the freedom to make choices, whether through a choice of challenge, how they record their work, or their participation in extra-curricular clubs and opportunities. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our eSafety and PSHE work. 

 

Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs

Mutual respect is at the heart of our Christian values. Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community treat each other with respect.

William Gladstone provide opportunities for the children to visit places of significant cultural interest, places of worship and we actively encourage visitors from a range of communities and organisations into school. As we are not situated in an area of great culturally diverse, we place a great emphasis on promoting diversity with the children. Our RE and PSHE teaching addresses this issue either directly or through the inclusion of stories and celebrations from a variety of faiths and cultures. Assemblies are regularly planned to reinforce this. William Gladstone has a robust anti bullying culture and behaviour and safety policies in place. We support charities that are linked to our children’s needs and plan fundraising and awareness raising activities to support those charities.

Heartsmart Curriculum

The Heartsmart PSHCE and wellbeing curriculum has 5 main areas: 

  • Don't forget to let love in!;
  • Too much selfie isn't healthy!;
  • Don't rub it in, Rub it out!
  • Fake is a mistake!;
  • No way Through isn't True

 

 

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