British Values

 

Our Mission Statement:

South Crosland C.E (A) Junior School serves its community by providing an education of the highest quality. We encourage an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promote the Christian values:

Friendship, Forgiveness, Honesty and Respect.

 

As our school is built on the values of the Christian faith and the promotion of Children’s Rights, ‘British Values’ are an intrinsic part of our ethos and school culture.

 

The Government has stated that British Values are:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs.

 

Our Mission Statement clearly underpins British values and they are reinforced regularly through the relationships, language and attitudes in school as well as through many practical opportunities:

 

Democracy:

Article 12 (UNCRC) states that ‘children have the right to have a voice in matters that affect them’.

School has a well established system of democratic elections for our School Council, and Pupil Voice is a strength of the school.

 

The Rule of Law:

Article 41 (UNCRC) states that ‘if the laws of a country protect children better than the articles of the Convention then those laws must stay in place’.

At South Crosland CE Junior School there is an expectation that everyone is treated respectfully.

 

Individual Liberty:

Article 2 (UNCRC) states that ‘The Convention applies to everyone: whatever their race, religion or abilities, whatever they think or say, whatever type of family they come from’.

School has an inclusive approach where all children are valued as individuals.

 

Mutual Respect and Tolerance:

Article 14 ( UNCRC) states that ‘every child has the right to think and believe what they want and to practise their religion as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights’.

In both Collective Worship and our curriculum we teach respect for all.

 

School has a reputation for its involvement in local, national and global celebrations and events, such as;

  • Fund raising, including our renowned H.O.P.E. fund during Lent
  • Celebration of individual differences and similarities within faiths and cultures, challenging prejudice and discrimination.