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British Values

Democracy

At Darras Hall Primary School, we promote a respect for democracy and the children have many opportunities for participation in the democratic process.  

We elect a School Council who meet with Mrs Pulham on a weekly basis. They talk about a number of issues, and then go back to their own classes, collecting and bringing back ideas of others in the class, to add to our meetings.

Opportunities for children to have their say and participate is embedded in our teaching and learning.  

Children are encouraged to express their thoughts, feelings and concerns during circle time and PSHE lessons, as well as throughout the wider curriculum.

Individual Liberty

We support and respect the liberties of all within the law.  

We have a school ethos that promotes self knowledge, self-esteem and self- confidence.  

Our children are given the opportunity to make their own choices within the Darras Code.

Rule of Law

At our school we enable our pupils to distinguish right from wrong.  We learn about right and wrong through moral stories, RE lessons, PSHE lessons and assemblies.  

We follow our own class rules, drawn up at the start of each year.

We all celebrate the 'right' behaviour in Achievement Assemblies with the whole school.

We use certificates that show the Darras Code. These reward children who show that they are Determined, Ambitious, Resilient, Respectful, Amazing, and Successful.

Good Manners Tea is held every Friday. One child is chosen from each class to attend and enjoy the wonderful treats prepared by Mrs Wise.

We promote knowledge of and respect for our law and public services from Nursery to Year 6.

Respect and Tolerance 

We teach our pupils to have respect for and tolerance of different faiths and religious or other beliefs.  

We hold cultural days and festivals, and celebrate across the school, marking a range of religious festival such as Diwali, Chinese New Year, Eid, Easter and Christmas. 

 

We also encourage respect and tolerance through our work on anti-bullying, celebrating Ant-Bullying Week every November and with two further termly Anti-Bullying Days in Spring and Summer.

 

Black History Month is marked each year and we raise the profile of black history and culture within our school through regular enhancements in the curriculum and collective worship.