Fundamental British Values
The fundamental British values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs are already implicitly embedded throughout school life. At Brooke School we aim to:
• Let learners know their views count and encourage everyone to value each other’s opinions and values.
• Provide activities that involve turn-taking, sharing and collaboration.
• Give learners opportunities to develop enquiring minds by creating an atmosphere in our setting where all questions are valued.
Rule of Law
• Ensure that learners understand their own and others’ behaviour and its consequences, helping them to distinguish right from wrong.
• Work with learners to create the rules and the codes of behaviour, such as agreeing the rules about tidying up, and also ensuring learners understand that the rules apply to everyone.
• Provide opportunities for learners to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and increase their confidence in their own abilities, for example, through allowing learners to take risks, talking about their experiences and learning.
• Encourage a range of experiences that allow learners to explore the language of feelings and responsibility, reflect on their differences and understand everyone is free to have different opinions.
• Encourage and explain to learners about the importance of tolerant behaviours, such as sharing and respecting each other’s opinions.
• Promote diverse attitudes and challenge stereotypes, for example, by sharing stories that reflect and value the diversity of learner's experiences.
• Provide resources and activities that challenge gender, cultural and racial stereotyping.
• Create an ethos of inclusivity and tolerance at our setting where views, faiths, cultures and races are valued.
• Encourage learners to acquire a tolerance, appreciation and respect for their own and other cultures by discussing with children the similarities and differences between themselves and others; and among families, faiths, communities, cultures and traditions.
• Share and discuss practices, celebrations and experience.
• Arrange visits whereby learners can engage with the wider community.