We are an inclusive setting and our ethos and curriculum enables children to be independent learners, to make choices and to build strong relationships with their peers and all adults. Our setting believes that children flourish best when their personal, social and emotional needs are met and where there are clear and developmentally appropriate expectations for their behaviour.
We would challenge pupils, staff or parents who expressed opinions contrary to fundamental British values.
Democracy: Making Decisions Together
Encouraging children to see their role in the bigger picture, to know their views count, value each other’s views and values and talk about their feelings, for example when they do or do not need help, eg vote with a show of hands.
Supporting the decisions children make and provide activities that involve turn-taking, sharing and collaboration. Children should be given opportunities to develop enquiring minds in an atmosphere where questions are valued.
Rule of Law
Understanding Rules Matter
Ensuring that children understand their own and others’ behaviour and its consequences, and learn to distinguish right from wrong.
Collaborate with children to create the rules and the codes of behaviour, for example, to agree the rules about tidying up and ensure that all children understand rules apply to everyone.
Freedom for All
Helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves. Providing opportunities for children to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and increase their confidence in their own abilities, for example through allowing children to take risks on an obstacle course, mixing colours, talking about their experiences and learning.
Encouraging a range of experiences that allow children to explore the language of feelings and responsibility, reflect on their differences and understand we are free to have different opinions, for example in a small group discuss what they feel about transferring into Reception Class.
Mutual Respect and Tolerance: treat others as you want to be treated
Creating an ethos of inclusivity and tolerance where views, faiths, cultures and races are valued and children are engaged with the wider community.
Discussing similarities and differences between themselves and others and among families, faiths, communities, cultures and traditions and share and discuss practices, celebrations and experiences.
Explaining the importance of tolerant behaviours such as sharing and respecting other’s opinions.
Promotig diverse attitudes and challenge stereotypes, for example, sharing stories that reflect and value the diversity of children’s experiences and providing resources and activities that challenge gender, cultural and racial stereotyping.