Fundamental British Values Statement
The Winterton Federation (TWF) Fundamental British Values Statement
The Winterton Federation promotes 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 British values defined in the Government 2011 Prevent Strategy and reiterated in 2014 are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:
Democracy is richly embedded in our school. Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our Junior Leaders and School Council, pupil questionnaires classroom/whole school discussions and debates. TWF Behaviour Policy includes rewards and sanctions and high expectations for behaviour in all aspects of pupils’ lives both in school and in the community. This Policy is shared with parents and carers and all our pupils.
The Rule of Law
The importance of laws, whether they are those that govern the class, the school or the country, is consistently reinforced at The Winterton Federation. Pupils are taught the rules of our Federation on entry at The Winterton Federation and the high expectations dictated by these rules. Pupils at The Winterton Federation are taught the reasons behind rules and laws; that they govern and protect us; the responsibilities that this involves; and the consequences when rules and laws are broken. Visits from outside agencies such as the Police and Fire Service underpin and reinforce this message.
Within our Federation, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a Federation, we educate and provide boundaries for all pupils to make choices safely, through provision of a safe environment and an empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely though E-Safety and PSHE lessons for example. Pupils are given the freedom to make a wide range of choices from attending extra-curricular clubs to supporting fund raising activities.
Mutual and self respect is at the heart of The Winterton Federation ethos, vision and values. Pupils know that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. There is an expectation that all members of The Winterton Federation community treat each other, and themselves, with respect. Adults throughout The Winterton Federation model, demonstrate and promote respect for others as do older children who have suitable, age related tasks and responsibilities and this is reiterated through our Federation and classroom rules as well as our behaviour.
Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs
The Winterton Federation is situated in an area, which is not greatly culturally diverse, and as a result we place a great emphasis on promoting diversity with our children. RE sessions, Faith weeks, PSHE and assemblies are regularly planned to address this issue either directly or through the inclusion of stories and celebrations from a variety of faiths and cultures. Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and The Winterton Federation as a whole. Pupils also have the opportunity to visit places of worship that are important to different faiths.
Please contact The Winterton Federation if you feel any member of staff or pupil has intentionally or unintentionally undermined these values.