CORE PROFESSIONAL PURPOSE
"Nurturing today's minds for tomorrow's challenges"
- Always treat others with respect
- Be positive
- Everyone deserves the opportunity to fulfil their potential
- Happiness promotes achievement
- The biggest mistake is being afraid to make one
British Values and our PSHE Scheme
Following the recent investigation into some schools in Birmingham where there was evidence of radicalization of pupils, promoted by governors, the prime minister made a speech outlining the idea that schools should promote British values, consisting of:
'Freedom, tolerance and respect for the rule of law and UK institutions'
At Felsted Primary School, we believe that these important values are inculcated into our school processes through
- The actions of the staff as examples to the children
- The Core Values and Core Principle which were arrived at through discussion with all stakeholders; staff, pupils, parents and governors
- The negotiated class rules which is agreed by each class with their teacher and is on display in that classroom
- The role of the democratically elected school council, for example in agreeing rules of the playground and dining hall and having a say in lunchtime arrangements in 2013-14. Work in 2014-15 includes updating the Behaviour Policy
- Whole school assemblies which refer to the above British values and the school’s Core Values
- Use of our PSHE programme, which is taught once per week, normally through circle time
- Regular references through teaching
The school uses the PSHE scheme ‘Health for Life’ by Noreen Whetton.
The scheme uses stories which open discussion between teachers and pupils based on the following themes:-
- Me and keeping safe
- Me and medicines and drugs
- Me and making a positive contribution
- Me and my feelings
- Me and a healthy lifestyle
- Me and growing and changing
This is augmented with stories around a multi-cultural theme to ensure our children are prepared for life in a multi-ethnic Britain. We feel this is important because the school community does not reflect this normality.