At Moor Hall we 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 Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values are reiterated every year. At Moor Hall School these values are reinforced regularly throughout the curriculum, in assemblies and in the following ways:
Each year the children decide upon their class rules and the rights associated with these. All the children contribute to the drawing up of the rules and sign to say they agree with them. We have a school council which meets regularly to discuss issues raised in class council meetings. These councils are genuinely able to effect change within the school. Every child on the school council is voted in by their class. Children have the opportunity on a regular basis to discuss their views such as through pupil conferencing, pupil voice sheets and parent consultations.
The Rule of Law
The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced at Moor Hall. Pupils are taught from an early age about the rules of the school, for our Golden Rules and E-Safety rules. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind rules and laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service help reinforce this message.
At Moor Hall Primary, all pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make informed choices, through a safe environment and an empowering education. 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 Religious Education, E-Safety and PSHE lessons.
Mutual respect is at the heart of our values. Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and on those of others. All members of the school community treat each other with respect.
Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs
Moor Hall Primary is a diverse school. We actively promote diversity through our celebrations of different faiths and cultures. Religious Education lessons and PSHE lessons reinforce messages of tolerance and respect for others. Our rich curriculum and inclusive ethos illustrate our commitment to exploring our diverse school community. Members of different faiths and religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school.