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British Values Statement

Great Bradfords Infant and Nursery School is committed to serving its community and surrounding areas. We recognise the multi-cultural, multi-faith nature of the United Kingdom and understand the crucial role our school plays in promoting these values.

We encourage admissions from all those entitled to education under British law regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status. We are a school for all.

This statement outlines the key British Values we actively promote. 

Acceptance of those of different faiths and beliefs

  • Our RE Curriculum provides a broad and balanced education on a range of faiths, religions and cultures  with an emphasis on

Christianity as required by the Essex Agreed Syllabus.

  • We teach key celebrations such as Diwali, Easter and Chinese New Year through assemblies and special days.
  • We welcome visitors from a variety of religions and cultures to lead assemblies and curriculum events.
  • We encourage children to talk about their own beliefs and listen to those of others within a supportive and non judgemental setting.

The Rule of Law

  • We have a clearly structured behaviour policy which all stakeholders understand and follow. This is underpinned by our school code of conduct which provides a clear message to all members of the school community.
  • The curriculum provides children with opportunities to develop moral concepts and values eg personal rights and responsibilities, truth, justice, equality of opportunity and right and wrong.
  • The school has links with the local police and fire service which helps to reinforce the rule of law.

Democracy

  • Children are involved in democratic processes eg voting for school councillors.
  • The school council is led by a member of staff and adhere to democratic processes. It regularly consults with other members of the school.
  • Children use the school code of conduct  as a basis to define the rules within their own classrooms.

Mutual Respect

  • Our PSHE curriculum embodies values of mutual respect and resilience.
  • Respect is embedded in our school in the relationships between adults, children and between adults and children.
  • Mutual respect is promoted through special responsibilities and reward systems across the school.

Individual Liberty

  • Children have many opportunities to make choices knowing that they are in a safe and supportive school environment and helping children to develop the sense of community.
  • Children are encouraged to understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms as in e-safety and circle times in order to understand how their choices can affect them.
  • There are planned opportunities for children to make individual choices within the curriculum and in extra-curricular activities.