British Values at The Bramble Academy

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At The Bramble Academy we take every opportunity to actively encourage children to seek Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural development.

  • All staff, children, parents and volunteers share these fundamental rights:
  • The right to be treated with respect and fairness.
  • The right to teach and learn without distraction or disruption from others.
  • The right to feel safe in our learning community.
  • The right to equality and individuality.

We understand that with these rights come shared responsibilities. These responsibilities form the basis of our school rules:

  • We try our hardest to be the best that we can be.
  • We take care of ourselves and of each other.
  • We respect and look after our environment.
  • We use kind, courteous voices.
  • We move sensibly around our school.

Our rights, responsibilities and rules form a contract which is signed by every adult and child in our school community.

Democracy

  • All children vote for their School Council and School prefects
  • The School Council is led Miss Kirtley and follows democratic processes
  • We are developing links with the local primary schools in our area and the local secondary school, Manor Academy to develop a Family of Schools Council
  • All children, regardless of year group are encouraged to express their views

Individual Liberty

  • Within school pupils are encouraged to make choices within a safe and supportive environment.
  • As a school we develop decision making skills enabling pupils to make sensible and informed choices.
  • Through the provision of curriculum clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices.
  • We support pupils to develop their self-esteem and self-confidence.

The Rule of Law

  • We have a new clear, structured behaviour policy which is understood by all.
  • School has links with the local police who visit school to talk about the law.
  • Assemblies may have a focus on doing right / wrong and the consequences of our actions.
  • Through PSHCE and citizenship pupils learn why we have laws and their purpose in society.
  • Through PE we promote the concept of fair play, equality and fairness

Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs

  • Our RE curriculum provides a broad and balanced overview of a range of faiths and religions.
  • PSHCE learning includes life in the wider community and the wider world.
  • We include visits to different places of worship and visitors from other faiths as part of the curriculum.
  • Our PSHCE curriculum embodies values of mutual respect for example through the relationships unit.
  • We challenge prejudicial or discriminating behaviour.