British Values; Global Schools; Race & Social Justice
Furthermore, our school has signed up to and are implementing the key points on the Race & Social Justice Charter:
At Hunters Hall these fundamental values form the foundations of our school ethos.
- We have an elected School Council. This is used as an opportunity to promote and teach about democracy and the electoral process.
- We encourage children to express their views through “Pupil Voice” surveys and ensure they are listened to in school and see evidence of what they have suggested in place.
- We organise visits to the local council as well as visits from local councillors.
- We participate in Junior Citizen Programmes.
- We teach children how to present their views logically through persuasive writing.
- Philosophy for Children (P4C) lessons are taught throughout the school
- Participation in the “Dialogic Teaching Project”
- Democracy is also promoted through additional PSHE lessons and assemblies.
- Look at examples in History and encourage the children to draw their own conclusions about how Democracy works e.g. Ancient Greece.
Rule of law
- We have high expectations about pupil conduct and this is reflected in our behaviour policy.
- Children are encouraged to understand what we mean by “good “ behaviour from an early age.
- We have clear rewards and sanctions.
- Positive behaviour is celebrated across the school in assemblies, Green Time and with parents/carers.
- The children are taught that they earn their rewards through behaving well.
- All staff committed to promoting good behaviour and visiting staff are given information about how we want the children to behave and how they are to be treated.
- We use restorative justice approaches to resolve conflicts.
- We include visits from the local police and fire service to reinforce the rule of law as part of our curriculum.
- We support pupils to develop their self-awareness, self-confidence and self-esteem.
- We encourage children to develop their talents and individual skills across the curriculum and value all their achievements.
- We encourage pupils to take responsibility for their behaviour as well as knowing their rights.
- All staff follow safeguarding policies in order to provide a safe supportive environment to protect individuals.
- The children are expected to behave in a safe responsible way in order to protect each other and not to infringe on another child’s personal liberty.
- We encourage children to express their opinions whilst learning to respect the opinions of others.
- Children are taught that personal freedom must be exercised safely, with regard to others through regular safeguarding talks regarding safety, cyber-bullying and inappropriate use of electronic games.
- We challenge stereotypes.
- We implement a strong anti-bullying culture.
Respect and Tolerance
- We promote respect for individual differences.
- We help pupils to acquire an understanding of, and respect for, their own and other cultures and ways of life.
- We challenge discriminatory or prejudicial behaviour.
- We encourage and try to develop critical personal thinking skills.
- We participate in campaigns such as “Show Racism the Red Card” and “Hands are not for Hurting”
- We discuss differences between people such as faith ethnicity, disability, gender sexuality and differences of family such as looked –after children or young carers.
- We organise visits to places of worship.
- We celebrate different festivals.
- We adopt a multicultural approach to the curriculum and include elements such as stories, food, music, dancing etc.
- We involve parents in sharing their languages and cultural experience in our curriculum.