British Values Day

A very British tea party!

To celebrate British Values day, the whole school took part in a British tea party. The children were involved in baking scones and Victoria sponge cakes, making traditional cheese and cucumber sandwiches and they even had the opportunity to sip on a cup of British tea! Take a look at our photos from this fun filled tea party!

At Al-Ashraf Primary School, we are proud of our British heritage and we hold tight on to our British values which are:

Democracy

Each year the children decide upon their class student council representative and the rights associated with these. All the children have the opportunity to vote and elect who they think would be best to represent our school. The student council meets with the teachers and governors to discuss issues raised in school council meetings. The council has its own budget and is genuinely able to effect change within the school.

Children have an annual questionnaire where they are able to put forward their views about the school.

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 Al-Ashraf Primary School. Pupils are taught from an early age the rules of the school. These are our Golden Rules, Playground Rules and Safety Rules. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind rules and laws, that they govern and protect us, and they're also taught the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service help reinforce this message.

Individual Liberty

At Al-Ashraf Primary School, 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 advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our eSafety and PSHE lessons.

Mutual Respect

Mutual respect is at the heart of our values. Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community treat each other with respect.

Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs

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. Members of different faiths and religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school. We plan to take children to visit places of worship that are important to different faiths.