British Values

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Every week, we share the ‘Picture News’ with children in a special weekly assembly. The excellent online resources and images enable our children to engage with the topics covered, which are always interesting, current and relevant. The weekly big picture is also displayed prominently in our school entrance hall.

Picture News enables us to deliver much of the work we do in school on British Values. It also enables us to support our children in encountering and considering the key issues of the day in a planned and age-appropriate way. The discussion prompted by Picture News also underpins the development of oracy skills across school, through planned opportunities to develop confidence in speaking, debating and expressing opinions in both formal and informal contexts.

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.

Characteristics of British Values:

Democracy – Understanding how we can influence decision making through democratic process

Rule of law – Ensure school rules are clear and fair and that you know right from wrong.

Individual Liberty – Encourage pupils to take responsibility for their behaviour by making the right behaviour choices.

Mutual Respect – Understand the importance of identifying and combating discrimination.

Tolerance – Understanding that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law.

Picture News Term by Term Coverage:

Autumn 1 Coverage

Autumn 2 Coverage

Spring 1 Coverage

Spring 2 Coverage