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:
During the school year we relate our learning and experiences to these values throughout all of our curriculum areas and in our weekly Key Stage Assemblies.
We use a resource called Picture News for our Key Stage Assemblies. This resources focuses on different news articles and topical events. The children are given time to explore the news article and then reflect on how they link to the British Values. We share the content of our Key Stage Assemblies on Ludworth Life each week so the children can share their thoughts and ideas with their families at home.
Our ambitious curriculum and inclusive daily life at Ludworth is centred around a love of learning and encompasses our vison and values for ‘being our best selves’. We are delighted to share with you that we will be further developing our understanding of children’s rights and responsibilities.
We are proud to be embarking on our Respecting Rights journey. Since the successful appointment of our School Council members, our children have been working incredibly hard and we are now a ‘Rights Committed’ School.
At Ludworth, children learn how to be physically active, emotionally and mentally healthy, and understand why it is important to develop and continue with healthy habits as they move through school and beyond. We place our children, families, staff and community at the heart of our school culture, decision-making, planning, policies and practices. This supports well-being and develops every child’s strengths, individuality and abilities so they are able to reach their full potential.
Our PSHE curriculum helps children at Ludworth to recognise that personal choices, values and characteristics guide people's behaviour and aspirations. This includes recognising actions and possible consequences as well as managing online and offline risks. Helping children to develop a positive sense of self is an integral part of our school ethos. This, coupled with our Rights Respecting journey means our children will develop their understanding of their rights to equal opportunities, consider our protected characteristics, inclusivity irrespective of differences as we now strive to embody the Rights and Responsibilities of the Child.
Children being valued and able to see themselves as positive citizens and advocates for fairness, both locally and globally is ever-more important and inextricably links with our values and with our ECO Green Flag Award and Fairtrade Fair Aware recognition. As part of our journey, we are working towards recognition as a ‘Rights Respecting School’, the silver award given to schools on behalf of UNICEF UK. UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and young people and their rights. Over the next term and into next year, children will learn explicitly about their rights by putting them into practice every day. A ‘Rights-Respecting’ school not only teaches about children’s rights, but also models the rights through our everyday learning, relationships and interactions. In addition to this, the importance of children’s rights in turn brings the recognition and awareness of responsibilities too.
For further information about Rights Respecting Schools please visit: www.unicef.org.uk/rrsa