Preparing our children for life in modern Britain
At Stopsley Community Primary School and Nursery we promote 'British Values' through our spiritual, moral, social and cultural education which permeates through the school's curriculum and supports the development of the 'whole child'. We recognise that such development is most successful when those values and attitudes are promoted by all the staff and they provide a model of behaviour for our pupils.
'British Values' have been identified as:
The ability to communicate is the most important area of learning. At Stopsley Community Primary School and Nursery we ensure that pupils are given a 'voice' to communicate. We empower our pupils by giving them the opportunities to make choices about the things that they believe to be important. By valuing each 'voice' and by listening and responding to that voice we demonstrate that we support democracy and liberty.
Rule of Law:
We involve pupils in setting codes of behaviour; helping pupils to make decisions and choices that are acceptable to the school community and society at large. Pupils are helped to learn to manage their behaviour and take responsibility for their actions. Staff are committed to providing a consistent and predictable environment within the school and beyond. We help pupils to understand the connection between actions and consequences. This type of environment enables pupils to feel safe and secure; this in turn, promotes optimum conditions for learning to take place.
Pupils at Stopsley Community Primary School and Nursery are encouraged to become good and valued citizens. We do this by supporting each pupil to become as independent as possible. We endeavour to demonstrate that everyone has rights. Some pupils will be able to take responsibility for particular roles and to understand that with certain rights comes a level of responsibility. Learning to do things independently is an important part of learning to understand yourself. We support others by participating in charitable events and we work to create a caring environment which nurtures healthy self-esteem.
We promote each pupil's inclusion in a range of activities, settings and locations. It is important to facilitate opportunities for Stopsley Community Primary School and Nursery to be part of the community as the pupils, families and staff have much to offer in the development of community cohesion.
Tolerance of Different Faiths and Beliefs:
Stopsley Community Primary School and Nursery serves a multi-faith community where each person is respected and valued equally with regard to ability, gender, faith, heritage or race. Cultural appreciation and development forms part of our curriculum.