The Department for Education requires all schools to promote the fundamental British values of:
- Rule of Law
- Individual Liberty
- Mutual Respect
- Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
At Frisby CofE Primary School we have a school council which meets at least once each half term. The pupils vote for their own representatives from classes 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Our Governing Body is comprised of elected representatives from the staff, parents, local authority, community and church; they meet at least termly with the Headteacher, as well as additional sub-committees.
We invite parents and carers for their views throughout the academic year; the Headteacher and class teachers are available at the start and end of the school day. The school has an open door policy. Parents and carers and pupils are asked to complete a bi-annual questionnaire. A summary of the findings and resulting actions are compiled by the Headteacher and are publicised in school.
Rule of Law
Before starting school, children, parents and the Headteacher commit to our Home School Agreement. We have the following Golden Rules:
At Frisby CofE (Controlled) Primary School we believe
we can all make a difference when:-
- We listen and learn with our whole body.
- We are polite, kind and helpful.
- We take responsibility for our belongings, actions and learning.
- We value and respect ourselves, everyone and everything.
- We do our best!
The School Rules are reviewed with the children at the start of each academic year and children agree on class rules with their teacher. Lunnchtime Supervisors promote Playground Rules for playtimes. Playground Leaders, a group from the pupil body are trained to support their peers during play.
Annual visits from the local fire service and our Police Community Support Officer reinforce the need for laws and how they protect the community.
We teach children about their personal rights and freedoms and how to be safe through our PSHE curriculum and E-Safety lessons.
Pupils learn about specific British celebrations, events and commemorations through history topics in the National Curriculum. Through these topics pupils learn how important events in history have shaped our lives and what has made Britain and the world what it is today. Through our PSHE curriculum pupils are taught about difference and diversity and the need to treat each other with mutual respect.
Tolerance of those of different Faiths & Beliefs
Our RE curriculum, PSHE lessons and collective worship reinforce messages of tolerance and respect for others. Key celebrations in different faiths are learned about. Pupils are also taught to recognise the similarities and differences between religions. Pupils visit different places of worship when appropriate, take part in activities with pupils from different schools and take part in a Global Leicester visit to our local city centre.
Frisby Church of England Primary School fully supports British Values and promotes them in our ethos and culture.