Subject manager - Miss Dray
In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote Fundamental British Values at St Johns, to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain.
It is our intent that pupils are taught to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance. They will understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to English law. They will understand that they have responsibility for their own actions and how they can affect themselves and others.
The Key Fundamental British Values our children learn about in school are:
- Rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Mutual respect
- Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
At St John's School:
- British Values form the foundation of many subjects and daily interactions with all children and staff.
- Our school value of love, faith, kindness and respect, form part of daily worship and termly Values Day where all children are given opportunity to learn what each value means and how they can implement these in their own behaviours.
- St John's is a diverse school with a high percentage of families coming from a country outside of the UK. We actively promote diversity through our celebrations of different faiths and cultures, which culminate in an annual Cultural Carnival.
- Religious Education lessons and PSHE lessons reinforce messages of tolerance and respect for others and understanding the impact of our behaviours.
- Members of different faiths and religions are encouraged to share their knowledge within school and the children visit places of worship that are important to different faiths.
- Children have opportunities to create their own class charter and revisit these throughout the year, adapting and changing as they deem necessary.
At St John's we actively challenge pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values, including ‘extremist’ views. We also challenge racism, sexism and homophobia and expect everyone within our community to respect the British laws of the land.
- Our children are polite and respectful to adults and their peers.
- Our children have confidence to speak when they see something unfair or unjust.
- Our children have ownership over the rules of their own classroom.
- Our children are supportive, inclusive and enjoy celebrating diversity.
- Our children leave us with knowledge of the Fundamental British Values and how they as individuals can uphold them in their everyday lives.