At Cawthorne’s Endowed School we take every opportunity to promote British Values through our teaching in school. We encourage pupils to respect the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.  We ensure that partisan political views are not promoted in the teaching of any subject in the school and where political issues are brought to the attention of the pupils, reasonably practicable steps are taken to offer a balanced presentation of opposing views to pupils. We have set out some ways in which we teach core British values in school.

Democracy – Our student council promotes a pupil voice.

Discussion and debate in English through The Big Question.

Yr5 and 6 trip to Houses of Parliament.

Raising money for charities at home and abroad.

The Rule of Law – Behavior Policy sets out clear expectations in school.

House Points, stars of the week encourage positive behavior.

Home School agreement allows collaboration between school and parents

The Ten commandment in RE gives a Christian focus to rules.

Rules of the road taught through Bikeabilty training.

Mutual Respect

Outdoor Education and London trips with other schools promotes respect for other staff and pupils.

Forrest School trips with a school in a contrasting locality promotes respect.

Sportsmanship is taught through inter-school family festivals.

Anti-bullying work taught through PSHE and assembly.

Individual Liberty

The Life Education Bus supports the children to make correct choices.

Internet Safety incorporated as part of ICT teaching.

NSPCC workshops on keeping safe.

Outdoor education residential trips help children to be more independent.

Children are given more responsibilities as they move through the school.

Tolerance of Different Faiths and Beliefs

RE units on Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism teaches faiths, places of worship and rituals.

French taught in School.

Trips to places of worship of different faiths.