British Values

The DfE have reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to 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 have been reiterated in 2014

At Withernsea Primary School we value and respect the diversity and backgrounds of all our pupils, families and the wider school community, these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways.

How we promote British Values at Withernsea Primary School:

Democracy

  • School councillors elected for school council
  • Restorative practice
  • School/class charters
  • Vision and values
  • Direct teaching through the curriculum
  • Enterprise education

Rule of Law

  • Restorative practice circles
  • Behaviour policy
  • Classroom/school rules
  • High expectations and clear boundaries
  • Bikeability (safety and road rules)
  • Visits from community leaders (Police, Imam…)
  • Social rules – Sporting/friendship/class

Tolerance of Culture, Faith and Others

  • Accessibility policy
  • Celebration of different festivals (Harvest, Eid ..)
  • Visits to places of worship
  • International day
  • Disability equality/inclusion
  • Local, national and global charity work
  • Circles to reflect assembly themes

Mutual Respect

  • SEAL – Jigsaw
  • Sex and Relationships Education
  • E-safety
  • R.E. curriculum
  • Sports competitions
  • Restorative circles/reflection
  • Visits to places of worship
  • Marking policy – peer critique
  • Parents consultation
  • Class rules

Liberty and Personal Responsibility

  • Class charters
  • School and class rules
  • Pupil voice – circle time, feelings
  • Homework
  • Sports competitions
  • Commitment to extra-curricular activities
  • Keeping ourselves and others safe

‘The curriculum supports pupils in developing positive attitudes to learning. Leaders have linked activities closely to pupils’ interests and aspirations. This has been particularly successful in engaging boys.’

Ofsted comments

‘its really fun, it makes learning fun’

Children's comments

‘Teaching is improving. Teachers are successful in keeping pupils on task. They offer pupils activities which catch their imagination and motivate them to do well.’

Ofsted comments

‘I love school’ …

Children's comments

Pupils are making good progress in improving their reading, writing and mathematical skills. Pupils’ progress in key stage 1 is particularly strong. Pupils are developing a range of exciting vocabulary in their writing. Pupils’ handwriting and spelling are weaker.

Ofsted comments

‘Pupils who are experiencing significant turbulence in their lives are well supported. As a result, they stay engaged in their learning.’

Ofsted comments

‘You have all been amazing. I hope all you teachers are proud of yourselves for the way you have conducted things throughout this pandemic. Proud to say my children are students at Withernsea Primary School’

Parent's comments

‘I love school, its a good place to learn’…

Children's comments

‘thank you for keeping me safe’

Children's comments

‘I would like to say thank you to everyone at Withernsea Primary School for everything you have done…..you have all been amazing’

Parent's comments

‘Pupils behave well in the classroom and around the school. Teachers support pupils with
identified behaviour difficulties well.’

Ofsted comments

‘Leaders have made significant improvements to early years provision. As a result, children
are making a strong start in building their skills in reading, writing and mathematics.’

Ofsted comments

‘Leaders, including governors, understand the strengths and weaknesses of the school’s work.
They take decisive action to secure improvement. Consequently, the gaps in the progress made by different groups of pupils are diminishing.’

Ofsted comments

‘the teachers explain really well’

Children's comments

‘Most-able pupils and those who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities generally make good progress because teachers match tasks carefully to their needs.’

Ofsted comments

‘I love school, its amazing, its like a second home’

Children's comments

‘ I would just like to say what a great help all the teachers and staff at Withernsea Primary School have been to parents/grandparents and carers during these very strange last months. Thank you’

Parent's comments