Primrose Hill C of E Primary Academy is committed to promoting key British Values through its ethos and wider curriculum.
We value the diverse ethnic backgrounds of all students, staff and families. We teach our children to understand, appreciate and respect diversity in order for them to effectively relate to and embrace the world we live in as local, national and global citizens and as potential leaders of the future. Our vision ‘Growing a Bright Future Together’ underpins our teaching of the British Values and our ambition of growing tolerant and respectful leaders. At Primrose Hill C of E these values are reinforced regularly in Collective Worship and in the following ways:
The children at Primrose Hill C of E Primary demonstrate care and respect for themselves, each other, the school community, local community and wider community through:
- Explicit teaching of our Christian values through our Collective Worship program.
- A reward system explicitly linked to our values.
- Understanding the impact of their own actions. Our core values of trust, respect and friendship are articulated in the stem sentences in our behaviour policy.
- A pastoral program is in place so children can learn about respect and relationships.
- Our RE curriculum provides a broad and balanced education about a range of faiths, religions and cultures. Children reflect on their own beliefs and those of others in a respectful way.
- Acts of charity eg. Sport relief and Macmillan Coffee Morning.
- Celebration of faiths and cultures around the world eg. Chinese New Year, Diwali.
- Visits from members of school community to talk about faiths, eg. parents
- Gardening club – caring for local area and understanding the value of the local environment.
- Participating in activities that promote health and wellbeing
- Children participate in local church and community events e.g. Remembrance Day parade.
Children at Primrose Hill C of E Primary are encouraged to make their own positive choices, knowing that they are in a safe environment through:
- Curriculum led by children’s interests in EYFS.
- Children have key roles and responsibilities in school e.g. monitors, house captains and sports leaders.
- Through lunchtime choices, children are given opportunities to choose from a variety of different main meals and can chose either dessert or fruit—making healthy choices.
- In the behaviour policy, the use of the stem sentences linked to our core values to support positive behaviour choices.
- Children are able to choose which extra-curricular activities they would like to participate in.
Rule of Law
The children at Primrose Hill C of E Primary learn to respect the rule of law and distinguish right from wrong through:
- Consistent school behaviour policy with shared rewards and consequences which all stakeholders understand and follow. All behavioural incidents are recorded and reviewed.
- Shared class charter, children are taught the rights and responsibilities they each have and the consequences if the rules are broken.
- Shared understanding of acceptable behaviours that support learning and the ethos of Trust, Respect and Friendship.
- Visits by local emergency services including the Police
- Structured RSHE curriculum which enables children to learn about British Law including e-safety and anti-bullying.
- Children partake in a workshop from the Life Education Centre which supports the RSHE curriculum.
- Regular Collective Worships to focus on stories from the news, inspirational leaders and role models of equality.
The Children at Primrose Hill C or E Primary learn about democracy through:
- Agreeing a class charter at the start of the year; this is at an age appropriate level where children identify behaviours that support and block learning and agree to model the positive behaviours.
- Our school behaviour policy with consistent rewards and consequences.
- Valuing pupil voice; where possible, children are involved in whole school decisions through the school council.
- Election of Head Boy and Girl and school council members through the writing of manifestos and a secret ballot.
- Pupil voice surveys – subject leaders meet with children to discuss their learning.
- Parents have the opportunity to share their views about school issues through parental questionnaires.