Vision and Values
High Aspirations Today, Inspiring the Leaders of Tomorrow
British Values at Kenilworth Primary School
We believe that the development of British values underpins everything we do at Kenilworth Primary School.
They are promoted through assemblies, displays, class work and within everyday life.
We have also been linking our assemblies to our focus on EmpathyLab in order to raise the empathy levels throughout Kenilworth through high quality literature.
Democracy and the Rule of Law
These themes have a high profile within our assemblies and build the basis of our house team system.
After an assembly launching the house system, each house group elects their house captains using a democratic election. Each candidate (volunteer) writes a speech and campaigns to be elected the house captain. Every member then gets to vote for the candidate of their choice.
Within the house assemblies children have also been responsible for writing our school ‘code of conduct’. Over a series of assemblies they discussed why good behaviour is important, why rules are important and what rules are the most important within out school. They then, through a voting process, chose the three main rules for our school.
Governor reports highlight the successes of this house system, the children provide good role models for the younger children and have grown in confidence through their role.
In November, we celebrate UK Parliament Week, learning about the government and what it means to live in a democracy. This was followed by a school election, in which our Year 6 pupils campaigned to become House Captains.
Each child then visited the polling booth with their ballot papers to vote for their preferred candidates.
Tolerance and Understanding
We believe that it is essential to teach children to respect each other’s faiths, backgrounds and differences. In our multi-cultural school the children are encouraged to share information about their religion and background, leading to an informed, tolerant environment where the children celebrate each other’s differences.
When religious festivals occur children are invited to speak in classes and assemblies about what they have experienced. This is reinforced within our RE lessons where pupils, parents, visitors and staff members have supported the children’s educational development.