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At The Three Schools we value the diversity of backgrounds of all pupils, families and wider school community. We have an exciting and stimulating Primary Curriculum which takes a global approach to learning by introducing themes from the perspective of other people in other countries.
 

The Department for Education states that there is a need:

“To create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs”.
 

The Department for Education defines British Values as follows:

• Respect for democracy and support or participation in the democratic process
• Respect for the basis on which the law is made and applies in England
• Support for equality of opportunity for all
• Support and respect for the liberties of all within the law
• Respect for and tolerance of different faiths and religious and other beliefs
 
Our schools reflect British values in all that we do. We aim to nurture our children on their journey through life so they can grow into safe, caring, democratic, responsible and tolerant adults who make a positive difference to British society and to the world. We encourage our children to be creative, unique, open-minded and independent individuals, respectful of themselves and of others in our school, our local community and the wider world.
 

At The Three Schools, we actively promote British values in the following ways:

 

DEMOCRACY
• All children are encouraged to debate topics of interest, express their views and make a meaningful contribution to the running of the school on matters that directly involve pupils. Children also have the opportunity to have their voices heard through pupil questionnaires and pupil surveys.
• The principle of democracy is explored in the curriculum as well as during assemblies and special days. Members of each School Council meet on a weekly basis to discuss key issues and plan events for the entire school proposed by their peers.
• Our school behaviour policy involves rewards which the school council members agreed with the Senior Leadership Team.
• Pupils at the Three Schools have had active involvement in the selection processes of new staff –School councillors and House Captains are able to represent their peers and share views and opinions with potential candidates.

RULE OF LAW
• Our schools follow 'Golden Rules', which are integral to our learning and ethos every day.
• School rules and expectations are clear, fair and regularly promoted by staff and pupil representatives including House Captains and School Councillors.
• Pupils are always helped to distinguish right from wrong, in the classroom, during assemblies and on the playground.
• Pupils are encouraged to respect the law and The Three Schools enjoy visits from authorities such as the Police, Fire Service, Ambulance, etc. to help reinforce this message.
• The Behaviour and Anti-Bullying policies set out a zero tolerance baseline for any form of aggression, abuse or violence, which extends to pupils, staff and parents and carers. We have links with the local police through the PCSO.
• We have a clearly structured behaviour policy which all stakeholders understand and follow.
• We regularly review behaviour incidents in school and share these with key stakeholders.
• Assemblies are delivered with a focus on the law e.g. Safety Awareness and E-safety Awareness.

INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY
• Within school, pupils are actively encouraged, and given the freedom to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. E.g. by signing up for extra-curricular clubs.
• Pupils are supported to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence.
• Pupils are encouraged to take responsibility for their behaviour and our pastoral support reinforces the importance of making the right choices.
• 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 e-safety teaching and PSHE lessons.
• Vulnerable pupils are protected and stereotypes challenged. A strong anti-bullying culture is embedded in the school and any form of bullying is challenged and addressed. The school governing bodies have taken an active role in this and the results of a whole-school pupil survey were widely published. The school also operates a robust system of logging incidents.
• Pupils have key roles and responsibilities in school e.g. Year 5/6 Prefects, Classroom escorts, Playground Buddies, etc.

 

MUTUAL RESPECT AND TOLERANCE OF THOSE WITH DIFFERENT FAITHS AND BELIEFS


• Faith and Respect are the core values of our school. The pupils know and understand that it is expected that respect is shown to everyone, adults and children.
• Pupils are helped to acquire an understanding of, and respect for, their own and other cultures, faiths and ways of life.
• Staff and pupils are encouraged to challenge prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour.
• Links and visits are promoted with local faith communities and places of worship. E.g. Members of different faiths or religions are invited to school to share their knowledge and enhance learning within assemblies and in class.
• Through the PSHE and RE curriculums pupils are encouraged to discuss and respect differences between people, such as differences of faith, ethnicity, disability, gender or sexuality and differences of family situations.
• Assemblies and discussions involving prejudices and prejudiced-based bullying have been followed and supported by learning in RE and PSHE.
• We offer a culturally rich and diverse curriculum in which all major religions are studied and respected and global dimension work embedded in many of our Creative Curriculum topics.
• At the Three Schools, we believe it is very important that our pupils develop a strong set of values and principles, and that they question and understand what it means to grow up in British society. Through a rich and challenging curriculum, and through a focus on key events in British History - such as the creation of Magna Carta - We invite pupils to reflect upon their role in a diverse, multicultural and multi faith society. These curriculum topics offer children the chance to reflect on our core values and British values.

 

Designated Person for Child Protection is the Headteacher, Ms Carol-Anne McCollum

Deputy Designated Persons for Child Protection are Deputy Head Mr David May, Assistant Headteacher Mrs Heidi Martin and Mrs Rebecca Chapman-Hill