The Department for Education requires all schools to promote the fundamental British values of:
- Rule of Law
- Individual Liberty
- Mutual Respect
- Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
At Mapperley CE Primary School we have a school council which meets every month. The pupils vote for their own representative for each year group.
Our Governing Body is comprised of elected representatives from the staff, parents, local authority, community and church; they meet termly with the Headteacher, as well as additional sub-committees.
We invite parents and carers for their views throughout the academic year; the Headteacher and class teachers are available at the start and end of the school day. The school has an open door policy. Parents and carers and pupils are asked to complete an annual questionnaire. ;A summary of the findings and resulting actions are compiled by Governors and are publicised in school.
Rule of Law
Before starting school, children, parents and the Headteacher commit to our Home School Agreement. We have the following School Rules:
- I will show respect and care for my school and everyone in it
- I will follow instructions the first time I am asked.
- I will look at, and listen to, the person who is talking without interrupting.
- I will move around school quietly and sensibly.
- I will be where I am supposed to be at all times.
The School Rules are reviewed with the children at the start of each academic year and children agree on class rules with their teacher. Lunchtime Supervisors promote Playground Rules for playtimes. The Playground Pals, a group from the pupil body are trained to support their peers during play.
Annual visits from the local fire service, our Police Community Support Officer and Railway Safety Officer reinforce the need for laws and how they protect the community.
We teach children about their personal rights and freedoms and how to be safe through our PSHCE curriculum and E-Safety lessons.
Pupils learn about specific British celebrations, events and commemorations through history topics in the National Curriculum. Through these topics pupils learn how important events in history have shaped our lives and what has made Britain and the world what it is today. Through our PSHCE curriculum pupils are taught about difference and diversity and the need to treat each other with mutual respect.
Tolerance of those of different Faiths & Beliefs
Our RE curriculum, PSHCE lessons and collective worship reinforce messages of tolerance and respect for others. Key celebrations in different faiths are learned about. Pupils are also taught to recognise the similarities and differences between religions. Pupils visit different places of worship and the Derby Open Centre in the course of their studies.
Mapperley C of E Primary School fully supports British Values and promotes them in our ethos and culture.