British Values at Cherry Tree Hill Primary School
Democracy is an important value at our school. Pupils are always listened to be adults and are taught to listen carefully and with concern to each other, respecting the right of every individual to have their opinions and voices hears. Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our School Council. The elections of members of the School Council are based on pupil vote.
The Rule of Law
The importance of laws whether they are those that govern the class, the school or the country, are consistently reinforced. Our school has ‘The 3 Bs of Cherry Tree’ (Be Safe, Be Kind, Be a Learner), which are deeply embedding in our work every day. We have a clearly structured behaviour policy which all staff and pupils understand and follow. Each class also discusses and sets its own rules that are clearly understood by all and seen to be necessary to ensure that every class member is able to learn in a safe and ordered environment.
Pupils have key roles and responsibilities in school such as Year 6 Prefects and a Head Boy and Head Girl who chose to perform their roles and responsibility. Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing they are in a safe and supported environment. Also, through our extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices.
Mutual respect is important at Cherry Tree. 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
At Cherry Tree we actively promote diversity throughout celebrations of different faiths and cultures. Our R.E curriculum provides a broad and balanced education on a range of faiths, religions and cultures, including educational visits to multicultural places of worship. Members of different faiths and religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school.