Explore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.
Recognise right and wrong; respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.
Use a range of social skills; participate in the local community; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict; engage with the 'British values' of democracy, the rule of law, liberty, respect and tolerance.
Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain's parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.
As a maintained school, Meadow Green has a duty to meet the requirements set out in section 78 of the Education Act 2002 and promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development of their pupils. Through ensuring pupils’ SMSC development, we also demonstrate promote fundamental British values.
Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance.
It is expected that pupils should 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.
Actively promoting the values means challenging opinions or behaviours in school that are contrary to fundamental British values. Attempts to promote systems that undermine fundamental British values would be completely at odds with our school's duty to provide SMSC.
At our school we provide these values in the following ways:
Our children have the opportunity to have their voice heard through our Junior Leaders. Children work collaboratively with their teachers to agree their class rules. The children work together in their respective classes to provide an agreed way for their class to implement our Golden Rules.
The Rule of Law
The importance of laws and rules whether they are those that govern the class, the school or the country are consistently reinforced throughout the school day. Our Positive Behaviour Policy clearly outlines our behavioural expectations, based on our Meadow Green Be -es' and children are well aware of the consequences and rewards for the choices they make. Children are taught the value and reasons for the laws, that they protect us and the responsibilities that are involved, as well as what the consequences are when laws are broken.
Within school, children are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and set boundaries for our children to make choices safely for them to know and understand their rights and personal freedoms and how these can be fulfilled safely within our school environment.
Our children are regularly allowed to make their own choices by attending clubs, selecting meals, selecting aspects of their learning and by becoming increasingly independent. We encourage discussion of topical current issues to encourage children to develop their own thoughts and identities.
Respect is one of the core values that underpins our school. Our children know and understand that it is expected and imperative that respect is shown to everyone, whatever difference we may have. Respect is in evidence in all we do and children and adults, including visitors are treated with the utmost respect. We are polite and courteous in how we behave towards others.
Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
Our children are encouraged to understand that other people having different faiths or beliefs should be accepted and tolerated and should not be the cause of prejudice or discriminatory behaviour. At Meadow Green Primary School our children learn to understand their place in a culturally diverse society. Our RE and PSHC curriculum, assemblies and visitors to the school contribute to the children’s knowledge and understanding and the right for each person to be respected and regarded equally irrespective of gender, sexuality, ability, faith, race or heritage.