Schools should promote the fundamental British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. Therefore through lessons and assemblies our school will be teaching children about British Values through the provision of Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development (SMSC).
At Ling Bob School we believe that children should have a strong understanding of what it means to be British. We provide our children with opportunities to explore their own cultures and appreciate how Britain has been influenced by other cultures and beliefs.
The pupils at Ling Bob recognise the multi- cultural and multi- faith nature of the United Kingdom and we encourage them to reflect upon these differences and explore their own role in such a diverse society. In addition the pupils are taught to be respectful and tolerant to those of different faiths and beliefs.
Democracy: Our school has an active School Council and Eco Committee. These representatives have been voted for by children across all classes in a fair and democratic process.
Acceptance of Different Faiths and Beliefs: Our RE curriculum covers of all of the major religions, cultures and faiths including Christianity, Sikhism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Judaism. We are working to ensure that children have a good understanding and tolerance of these different beliefs and we actively seek opportunities to explore shared values that religions can promote in synchrony with core British Values.
Individual Liberty: There are many children across our school that have individual roles and responsibilities to fulfil. They can be Befrienders, Playleaders, School Councillors, House Captains and Eco Warriors.
Within the classroom and in the wider school community, pupils are given the opportunities and the freedom to make their own choices knowing that they are in a safe and secure environment.
Mutual Respect: At Ling Bob our PSHE curriculum embodies values of mutual respect. The children are taught various units including areas such as ‘relationships’, ‘friendships’ and ‘bullying’ which all help to teach the fundamental skills and knowledge involved in respecting other pupils and adults around us.
‘The Rule of Law: Ling Bob has a very clear behaviour policy, ensuring that children adhere to the rules and regulations of our school. All stakeholders understand and follow the behaviour policy and they understand the repercussions of making wrong choices. We have a set of school values that the children are expected to follow as well as each class completes a mission statement which covers all aspects of school life.
Furthermore we have links with the local police and other members of the community.