British Values and Diversity
At Myton Park Primary School, we recognise the importance of preparing children for life in modern Britain and promoting values that are integral to being a respectful world citizen.
The core British values are: mutual respect and beliefs, acceptance of those with different faiths, democracy, rule of law and individual liberty. These values are underpinned throughout our curriculum.
Throughout school, children are encouraged to be independent learners and to make informed choices. We encourage children to see that their learning is for them and that it creates choices for their future. We promote the idea of ‘Growth Mindset;’ challenging the children to be determined, persevere and to have a ‘have a go’ attitude.
At the beginning of each year, children work together with the teacher to agree class rules. Children regularly review the reasons for particular rules and the importance of adhering to them. Regular class debates and discussions through PSHE, RE or curriculum linked topic work are evident in lessons. E-safety sessions promote the importance of children making informed choices for safety reasons and developing an awareness of keeping themselves safe.
At the beginning of each school year, each class holds nominations for school council. This is narrowed down to 2 boys and 2 girls from each class. The nominees are then encouraged to campaign, putting forward their reasons to be elected. We then hold formal elections and each child is able to place their vote at the polling station; voting booth and ballot boxes loaned from the council. Once members have been elected, they meet regularly to discuss ideas put forward by members of their class or by themselves. A school council post-box sits within school for children to post their thoughts and ideas into. School council are integral in organising charity events and contributing to the day to day running of the school. They have chosen the themes for assembly for each half term which are: Pride, Kindness, Determination, Responsibility, Resilience and moving on.
Another role school council are involved in is running the school healthy tuck shop which runs once a week. Any funds raised through this are used within school and school council have the duty of deciding what these funds are used for. So far they have raised enough money for a wooden play structure for EYFS and KS1 children.