Promoting Fundamental British Values.
In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and 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.
The Key Values are:
These values are reflected in our whole school values as well as through our day-to-day interactions with all members of the school community.
Each year children decide upon their class rules and the rights and responsibilities associated with these. All the children contribute to the drawing up of the rules.
We have a School Council which meets at least twice every half term with the Assistant Headteacher. They report back on school issues discussed in class meetings. Examples of issues include the discussion of the school’s vision and behaviour policy. These children are elected by their peers.
The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced at Clanfield Junior School.
Pupils are taught the rules of the school, reflected in our behaviour policy and in our class rules, playground rules and safety rules. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind rules and laws; that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves, and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as Cycle training instructors help reinforce this message.
At Clanfield Junior School, children are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for children to make informed choices, through a safe environment and an empowering education. Children are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and they are advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our eSafety and PSHE lessons.
Mutual respect is at the heart of our values. Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community treat each other with respect which results in a positive ethos throughout our school.
At Clanfield Junior School, we believe diversity is a strength. We actively promote diversity through our celebration of different faiths and cultures. We also use our Twinning project to highlight diversity and work is undertaken to find both similarities and differences between our school and Bukorwe Primary School. Religious Education lessons and PSHE lessons reinforce messages of tolerance and respect for others. Members of different faiths and religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school. The children visit places of worship that are important to different faiths.