At Meridian Angel Primary School we uphold and teach pupils about the British Values which are defined as:
- rule of law
- individual liberty
- mutual respect
- tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
The school uses opportunities, through The Day Explorer resources to actively promote and discuss British Values. Collective Worship and whole school systems and structures; such as electing successful School councilors and ambassadors ensure children have a voice. These values are also taught explicitly through Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Economical Education(PSHCE), and Religious Education (RE).
At Meridian Angel, these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:
- Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through the school council where members are elected annually.
- Pupils fill in regular questionnaires where they can voice their opinions and views
- We have Year 6 ambassadors who are responsible for different aspects of school life such as Collective Worship monitors, Playground Leaders and welcoming visitors.
The Rule of Law:
- The importance of laws and rules both in and out of school are reinforced daily.
- Children are asked to reflect on the importance of these Golden Expectations especially when they are not followed.
- We teach the value and reasons behind both laws and rules - that they protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences that can occur
- We use the 'Good to be Green system' to promote good behaviour
- Individual Liberty :
- We actively encourage pupils to make choices, which they do knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment.
- Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our Online Safety teaching and PSHCE lessons.
- Pupils are given the freedom to make choices, e.g. signing up for extra-curricular clubs.
- Pupils help in planning and delivering child led Collective Worship.
- Each half term, children evaluate Collective worship in light of the Christian Value being taught. This informs staff of their level of understanding and how to plan and deliver Collective Worship in the future .
- Our school ethos and behaviour policy are based around core Christian values such as ‘Frienships’ and ‘Resilience’ and 'Hope'. These values determine how we learn as a community.
- Children and adults alike, including visitors, are challenged if they are disrespectful in any way.
- Values are highly visible around the school.
Tolerance of Those of Different Faiths and Beliefs:
- We enhance pupils’ understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society through our curriculum.
- In London, we are lucky to be surrounded by a diverse population which we respect and celebrate.
- We hold an annual International Celebration where different classes celebrate the culture of a different country from across the world. Parents and Families bring in traditional food and dress up in National dress.
- We celebrate all major festivals in the Christian Calendar as well as festivals and events from around the World.
- Children learn about the different major faiths, beliefs and festivals in RE and also visit different places of worship.
- We celebrate Black History Month
- Collective Worship promotes tolerance of all people regardless of their background and belief.
- We research different famous Britons each week for homework.
- we participate in anti bullying week.