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British Values

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There are four British Values that we promote at River View.

Democracy

Democracy allows everyone's voice to be heard. In a democracy, people choose who they want to represent them and put their views forward.

At River View, we have Pupil Ambassadors who have been elected by their peers to provide children in each year group with a voice to share their views on school life.Our Pupil Ambassadors meet once a fortnight to discuss school issues. They are supported by Miss Davenport and report back to their classes as well as to Mr Gauld or Miss Kinch. They share ideas from their peers.

We also deliver a range of assemblies that explain democracy and how it impacts on our country.

The Rule of Law

The Rule of Law is a fundamental set of principles and rules that we live by in this country.

At River View, we promote the rule of law through our behaviour rewards and consequence chart as well as in our day to day work in the classroom as we learn right from wrong. SMSC lessons support this knowledge further, including visitors from the local community such as the police and fire service.

Individual Liberty

Individual liberty is the freedom to make our own choices. 

At River View, we encourage the children to make choices in a range of ways - from attending clubs, both before and after school, to making choices about their school dinners. Children are also taught about  how to make appropriate choices through aspects of the curriculum, including SMSC lessons, circle time and nurture sessions.

Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those with Different Beliefs

This reflects the importance of recognising the diverse and ever-changing world that we live in today.

At River View, we promote these values by encouraging families to come together and share meals at parental activities such as FAST, the annual Community Supper and the annual Community Fair. We also learn about other cultures through our RE, SMSC and Geography curriculum as well as through the learning of Spanish and an annual Spanish Day. We celebrate Christmas and Easter at the local church and regularly visit local places of worship such as the local mosque and gurdwara.

Promoting British Values in 2016-2017

2016 - 2017 Pupil Ambassadors

Year 6 Ruby Harrop
  Acacia Lhoni
  Benjamin Olusanya
  Lilly Bisset
Year 5 Raky Camara
  Jessica Iheme
Year 4 Alicia Matshazi
  Shiphra Soli
  Violet Hooton
  David Horky
Year 3 Roann Brookes
  Emily Teixeira
  Cade Connor

Whole School Assemblies

  • Democracy and elections
  • The Houses of Parliament and Parliament Week
  • Remembrance Day
  • Anti - Bullying Week
  • British Science Week
  • The Monarchy
  • Equality through achievements in sport
  • Black History Month
  • Events across the World and in the News
  • Aspirations
  • British Poetry and Great British Literature
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