In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British values in school to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.
The Key Values are:
We use strategies within the National curriculum and beyond to secure such outcomes for pupils. The examples that follow show some of the many ways Manor seeks to embed British values.
The principle of democracy is consistently being reinforced at Manor, with democratic processes being used for important decisions within the school community, for instance, elections being held for House Captain and School Council positions. The principle of democracy is also explored in the History and Religious Studies curriculum as well as in PSHE and assemblies.
The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced at Manor.
Pupils are taught the values and expectations of the school, which are highlighted by the annual home school agreement that pupils, parents and the headteacher sign. Pupils are taught the value and the reasons behind laws that govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken.
Pupils are always helped to distinguish right from wrong. The Positive Behaviour Policy sets out a zero tolerance approach to any form of aggression, abuse or violence.
Pupils are actively encouraged to make independent choices, with the knowledge that they are in a safe, secure and supportive environment. Staff at Manor educate and provide boundaries for pupils to make informed choices, through a safe environment and an empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised on how to exercise these safely, for example through e-safety and circle time and PSHE work. Vulnerable pupils are protected and there is a strong Anti-bullying culture in school.
Manners is one of our Manor values, taking a pride in being polite and respectful. Pupils know and understand that it is expected that respect is shown to everyone, adults and children. Pupils learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. Another Manor value is 'Open-mindedness - We are tolerant, celebrate our differences and try new things'. Children learn about other cultures and beliefs to develop their understanding of, and readiness for, the diversity of the modern world around them.