The DFE have recently reinforced the need "to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs"
At Moat Hall these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways. We keep an up to date audit of all such teaching and learning opportunities.
Children have many opportunities for their voices to be heard, each year we democratically elect a school council. Two or three council members from each year group are voted in by their class.
Children will be having an annual questionnaire in which they are able to put forward their views about the school.
The Rule of Law
The importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the class,the school or the country are consistently re-inforced throughout regular school days, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school assemblies. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind the laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Fire and Police service help reinforce this message.
Within school pupils 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 young pupils to make choices safely through the provision of a safe environment and empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely, for example through E-Safety and PSHE lessons. Pupils are given the freedom to make choices.
Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community treat one another with respect.
Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs.
Moat Hall is situated in an area which is not greatly culturally diverse therefore we place great empahsis on promoting diversity with the children. Assemblies will be regularly planned to address this issue either directly or through the inclusion of stories and celebrations from a variety of faiths and cultures. PSHE and RE will also reinforce this.
At Moat Hall we will activley challenge pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values including 'extremist 'views.