British Values at Hollinhey
At Hollinhey, we are proud that our Core Values reflect British Values and are evident in all we do and achieve.
A key part of our ethos at Hollinhey is to ensure our children become valuable and fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of background.
We promote the basic British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs.
This ensures our young people understand the importance of respect and leave school fully prepared for life in modern Britain.
Examples of the understanding and knowledge pupils are expected to learn include:
· an understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process
· an understanding that the freedom to hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law
· an acceptance that people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour
· an understanding of the importance of identifying and combatting discrimination
The Hollinhey Curriculum - as appropriate for the age of pupils – includes
· a focus on the strengths, advantages and disadvantages of democracy, and how democracy and the law works in Britain, in contrast to other forms of government in other countries;
· promotes an understanding of differing faith and beliefs though PSHCE and RE, school assemblies and visitors and regular visits to Buildings of Worship of different faiths;
· Languages Day which celebrate different cultures;
· Charity Fund raising- in particularly Christian Relief Uganda: Maria’s Care, Operation Christmas Child and more local charities including East Cheshire Hospice and the Local Food Bank
· Rules and Responsibilities with school, home and the wider community
· Traditional British Events- May Fayre, Royal Celebrations, Historical Commemorations and National Sporting competitions
· Local Community links with events, organisations and celebrations
We ensure all pupils within the school have a voice that is listened to, and demonstrate how democracy works by actively promoting democratic processes such as a school council whose members are voted for by the pupils and elections for roles of responsibility in the older classes- Team Captains, Junior Safety Officers, Junior Recycling Officers, Digital Leaders and Anti-Bullying ambassadors.
We use opportunities such as general or local elections and National Referendums to hold mock elections to promote fundamental British values and provide pupils with the opportunity to learn how to argue and defend points of view.