Below are just a few examples of how we promote British values at Menorah Foundation School.
- Our school council helps to share the ‘Pupil Voice’ and make decisions
- We vote for pupil’s responsibilities e.g. School Council elections
- Children take part in democratic processes such as Votes for Schools assemblies
- Children are given the opportunity to choose the level of challenge most suitable for them and next steps in our own learning
- Each class discusses and chooses their own classroom rules
- Children can make decisions related to school initiatives and are invited to share their views and give feedback to subject leaders about our curriculum.
- We learn that it is acceptable to have our own beliefs, and to uphold them, but that it is also important to understand that other people have their own beliefs which must be respected.
- We have weekly assemblies incorporating the values and ethos of our school and those in our local community
All children are encouraged to develop their interests and skills, and to be open to learning new things. They are actively encouraged to make choices at our school, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school, we provide boundaries for our children to make these choices safely, through the provision of a secure environment and a well-planned curriculum including extra-curricular clubs. Children are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely.
Rule of Law
- Our class rules help us to be good learners and ensure others can learn
- We learn about the responsibilities we have as citizens, both of our school and our country, as well as the consequences when rules and laws are broken.
- We have a clearly structured behaviour policy
- Children understand how to make good behaviour choices and that their actions have consequences
- Assemblies and discussions in class focus on recognising the difference between right and wrong and visits from the Police and Fire Service help to reinforce these messages
Tolerance Towards those with Different Faiths and Beliefs
- All children in our school are accepted for who they are and this is evident in the strong family atmosphere of our school
- We incorporate books in our English curriculum that focus on characters with different backgrounds and experiences to their own, using this opportunity to teach them about tolerance and respect for the wider community.
- Bullying or abusive language is not tolerated
- We use opportunities such as the Olympics and the World Cup to study and learn about life and cultures in other countries
- We raise money for a range of different charities both nationally and internationally.
- All children are encouraged to develop an understanding of our Jewish ethos, and to understand that key elements, such as the need to care for others, to help those in need, to behave well, to seek the good of all, and promote the common good, are found in other world religions.