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ADDRESS: BRADFORD ROAD, LIVERSEDGE, WEST YORKSHIRE, WF15 6LP

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British Values

The Department for Education has introduced a statutory duty for schools to promote and ensure they are taught modern British Values more actively in schools from September 2014. This is not something new at Littletown JIN School. British values are woven through and promoted in so much of what we do throughout school, not least during our school assemblies, Religious Education, Circle Time and Personal, Social Health Education (PSHE) and news sessions. The values are integral to our long-standing inclusive ethos which complements British values.

As well as actively promoting British values, the opposite also applies: we would actively challenge pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British values, including ‘extremist’ views.

Littletown JIN School is committed to serving its community and local area and fully understands its context. We recognise the multi-cultural, multi-faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom. We also understand the vital role it has in ensuring that groups or individuals within the school are not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them.

Littletown JIN School follows equal opportunities guidance which guarantees that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar. Littletown JIN School is dedicated to preparing pupils for their adult life beyond the formal curriculum and ensuring that it promotes and reinforces British values to all its pupils.

We aim to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation of the five British Values across school.

  • Democracy
  • Rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs


 

Democracy Rule of Law Individual Liberty Mutual Respect Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

Children experience democracy each year as we start with discussions about elections. Each class is given a chance to write a manifesto and share their ideas as to why they should be voted for depending on the role. This could be school council, sport council, class jobs etc.

Topical discussions are held about the role of parliament and MPs and assemblies are held about the role of democracy in the country. Councillors are invited to visit school (Local MP, Mayor

The importance of laws whether they are those that govern the class, the school or the country are consistently reinforced throughout the school and particular assemblies planned for to reinforce this message also. Pupils learn about the value and reasons behind laws, the responsibilities this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visitors from authorities such as the Police, Fire Service and local magistrates are planned for classes.

Alongside rules and laws, we promote freedom of choice and the right to respectfully express views and beliefs. In our safe, supportive environments we provide boundaries for open discussions. Children learn about the ‘UN rights of the child’ and consider the lives of other children around the world. Discussions about rights and responsibilities are woven through classes continuously.

Mutual respect is at the heart of our school ethos and an attribute we continuously encourage and reinforce. Our children know that we are all different and unique and because of this deserve respect. Through everyday behaviours and situations, children are encouraged to demonstrate respect to each other and those younger or older and know that respect is deserved and earned through behaviours.

Children recognise that we all have the right to our own beliefs and respect that, even if those beliefs are different to our own. Children learn about different faiths through our RE curriculum, themed celebration days and our weekly news sessions. Stories from different religions and cultures are shared regularly in learning and assemblies. Religious festivals are discussed and celebrated.

Evidence where British Values may be found (though this list is not exhaustive):

  • Assembly plans
  • RE and PSHE planning and evidence
  • Curriculum displays
  • Celebration/themed days
  • School council minutes
  • Class rules

Visiting the local community

 At Christmas some of our junior children went out into the community to deliver mince pies and wish everyone a Happy Christmas.

 

MacMillan Coffee Morning

Parents and children donated and bought some delicious buns and cakes in aid of the MacMillan  Cancer Charity.

Remembrance Day 

Key Stage 2 children walk to the cenotaph every  year and join other local schools and members of the British Legion.  We take part in the service, sing hymns and children from all the schools lay a wreath.  We feel very proud to be part of the morning, remembering those who are involved in conflicts around the world and those who have given their lives so that we may enjoy the freedom of today . 


 

London Visit 2019

Year 5 and 6 children visited London in October, we had a jam-packed two days visiting The Tower of London, London Eye, Planet Hollywood, Matilda and finally a visit to the HMS Belfast. We spent a lot of time learning about the Tower of London and HMS Belfast before going and it was wonderful to see it all brought to life. 

Mayoral Visit March 2019

This morning we were very lucky to have a visit from the Mayor of Kirklees, her consort and husband and attendant.  They spent time talking to the whole school in assembly and then visited class 5 after.  The whole school thoroughly enjoyed the visit and loved meeting the Mayor and learning about her and her role – she even dressed in our school colours!

We especially liked seeing the formal robes and learning about why they are designed that way.  We were lucky enough to see the Huddersfield ceremonial mace too! Lots of questions were asked and answered and it was a lovely morning, we cannot thank the Mayor and her team enough for her wonderful, inspirational visit!

 Click on the gallery pictures below to enlarge and have a look.

Trust Council Election

During October we hold our yearly election for the Spenborough Trust Council members, those wishing to stand for election composed a manifesto and delivered it to the rest of Key Stage 2.  We then vote for two people who we thought would act in our best interest.  

'Sparkle for Markle', May 2018

To celebrate this weekend’s royal wedding we had a theme day today. The children dressed in red, white and blue, or something sparkly. We watched some highlights from previous royal weddings and talked about weddings which we have been to.

We made lots of decorations, crowns and coloured in some royal pictures. Later in the day we had a disco too.

 

Anti-bullying Week 

Each of the classes have complete various activities during the week, we respect everyone and celebrate our uniqueness throughout the school.  Often it is e Class 5 who lead the 'Anti-bullying' assembly together with Mrs Wensley.

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The British Heart Foundation have got together with the release of the second Paddington Bear film to raise awareness and funds for their charity.  In recognition of this, children brought their favourite 'bear' into school (not all were bears!), many giving a donation to the charity.  The day was a huge success with bears ranging from the largest you can imagine to the smallest!  The total raised was £74.34.


The Great Get together - the life of Jo Cox

On June 16th we were very proud to be part of celebrations in honour of the life of Jo Cox, MP.  We gathered at The Green, Heckmondwike with children from local schools  to perform  songs chosen by her family, in memory of Jo, to inspire and unite our community.  Among the songs sang were 'True Colours' and 'Wings' .  It was a very emotional event with Jo's family speaking about their daughter saying 'this is just what Jo would have wanted'.

Remember her first speech - 'We have far more in common than that which divides us'.



 

Choices - Then and Now

The 'Choices Then & Now'  creative approach has been identified as a model of Best Practice by the Prevent team at the Home Office and is being rolled out across the UK.

In January class 5 and 6 took part in the workshop designed by the Peace Museum to explore themes relating to the choices people make in times of conflict. This workshop was an engaging and thought provoking approach to the prevent duty and British Values.

World War 1 was used as a starting point and throughout the workshop, pupils began exploring what values we share, what influences how we think and what consequences there are for every choice we make.  Discussions took place around: a ‘sense of duty’ felt by both men, what propaganda is and how it can affect your choice, rules of law Vs rules of war and considering consequences for our actions.  

It was a very inspiring morning.

 

 

 

Bloom and Grow

Littletown children worked with Heckmondwike Primary to build pathways across our community. We embraced all aspects of British Values to bring children and adults from varying communities together, growing plants, sharing experiences and celebrating our similarities.

Watch the video below to see how we embraced “Bloom and Grow” together.