At Kestrels' Field Primary School we uphold and teach pupils about British Values which are defined as:
- rule of law
- individual liberty
- mutual respect
- tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.
These values are taught explicitly through Personal, Social, Health and Emotional (PSHE), Religious Education (RE) and our assemblies.
In a recent assembly the children were asked the following questions: What does Democracy mean?
What does the Rule of Law mean?
What does individual liberty mean?
What does mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths, beliefs or no faith mean?
As you can see below, the children managed to think of some fantastic responses to some of these questions.
Dane (Class 20KN) said: Democracy is for the public to vote for what they want to say.
Safal (18TP) said: Democracy means voting in your own opinion.
Fehin (15JH) said: We voted in school for our Eco Warriors
Ethan (15JH) said: We voted for Playtime Pals
Jace (17CH) said: We voted for the School Council.
Harcharan (18TP) said: School Council is for us to vote and make the school better by asking the children.
William (Class 17CH) said: Liberty is to have free speech but not to say anything mean.
Juma (Class 13JG) said: The statue in New York is the statue of liberty. Liberty is freedom.
Humza (Class 21SP) said: Respect and tolerance of different faith is to allow and respect other people to believe in what they want to.
Aesha (19) said: We have to respect what other people think, tolerate things that other people may like. They may like different things to us.
Prachi (17CH) said: We have to be kind, not rude. You have to let others have their own way, not tell them what to do. Everyone is unique because if everyone was the same it would be boring. You want different ideas from others.
Growth Mind set
Across our school we encourage the children to have a growth mind set. This means that the children are encouraged to have an open mind, particularly if they are struggling with something. By doing this they are able to look at problems and difficulties as something that can be positive and beneficial to them.
Each week we introduce a new growth mind set quote, with the purpose of encouraging the children in their learning. This quote is then discussed throughout the classroom assembly and displayed at the front of the classroom for the entire week for both the teacher and children to refer back to.