Promoting British Values
At Darite we actively promote British Values through out day-to-day ethos as well as our curriculum. Darite School displays the values in childspeak and are referred to, when it is appropriate to do so during lessons.
We have a democratically elected school council who meet regularly to advise on policy and schools decision making. They are instrumental in making decisions which effect change in the school.
During the General election the whole schools learnt about political parties and voting and held their own ‘class election.’ Learners also learning bout the history of democracy through history.
Children have an annual questionnaire where they are able to put forward their views about the school and make suggestions as to how their school experience can be improved.
Understanding of those with different faiths and beliefs:
The Religious Education Syllabus gives children a range of opportunities to learn about different faith-some using first hand experiences, e.g. visits to church and a ‘Christening’ held at the local Chapel. Religious Education lessons reinforce messages of tolerance and respect for others. Living in a community where children have less experience of cultural diversity, the school is working on developing better links with other schools/visitors to provide children with more concrete experiences of diverse cultures.
Our school ethos and expectations of behaviour are grounded in respect. Pupils are taught to respect property and others and this is reiterated through all aspects of school life. There is an intolerance of disrespectful behaviour at Darite Primary Academy.
The rule of law:
The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school or the Country are consistently reinforced at Darite. We have a set of ‘Diamond Rules’ governing behaviour at school and there are sanctions if these are broken and rewards if these are adhered to. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind rules and laws. Visits from authorities such as the Police, Fire Service and Lifeguards help to reinforce this message. Learners are also taught the importance of rules in sport and significant religious laws.
All children at Darite are activity encouraged to make choices in a safe and supportive environment. We give them the information to enable them to make informed choices in life for examples ways of keeping themselves safe in the digital and actual environment ad making healthy life choices. Learners are encouraged to know their rights and personal freedom through the PSHE curriculum.