British Values at Albourne
Albourne CE Primary School promotes and upholds the British Values of Democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance alongside our Christian Values. An understanding of democracy is developed through our Pupil Parliament. Elections are held at the start of the year. Following a vote, each class elects class representatives to the Parliament. They meet regularly to bring to the group any issues or ideas from their classes. In addition, they are consulted about their ideas for school improvement and in policy making.
Pupils also vote for House Captains to lead their houses and encourage children to earn points for their house. These children are all in Year 6 and will act as ambassadors when there are visitors to our school.
An understanding of the rule of law is developed through discussion of the rights and responsibilities of the pupils as linked to our values. This informs individual class charters, and impacts on relationships and behaviour in school. Children are helped to learn to manage their behaviour through making the right choices, and to understand the consequences of their actions.
We have visits to school from our Neighbourhood Schools Officer, who supports the children in their understanding of right and wrong, and we also welcome visits from the lcoal Fire Service who help the children understand their role, as well as providing safety training.
An understanding of civil liberty (freedom of speech, freedom of movement, freedom of assembly, freedom of association and freedom of religious worship) is developed through pupil voice, pupil choice and pupil influence in the curriculum, and in all other aspects of school life. An understanding of respect and tolerance is developed through our school values. Respect is one of our core values and has been discussed in depth through collective worship and through the curriculum for Religious Education. Other values are developed through Collective Worship, House assemblies, which are run by our House Captains, and our class assembly sessions, which often involve circle time to give everyone the chance to share their opinion and feelings.
Global awareness is developed through much of our geography curriculum, and through charities we support.