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Address: Killinghall Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD3 7JF
Phone: 01274 771166
Fax: 01274 771167
Email: office@killinghall.bradford.sch.uk
Please address all enquiries to Judith Thompson

Killinghall Primary School's Ethos

At Killinghall we strive to provide ………………. QUALITY EDUCATION FOR ALL

We equally value each child’s contribution and cultural identity and develop respect of others and life of all living things.

We believe in and value inclusion – recognising achievement however small. We value and celebrate each individual’s successes.


We ensure safety and well-being.  Our children are ‘nurtured’ to independence.

We expect everyone to do their very best and develop their strengths.  We hope all our pupils will make a positive contribution to the world, making it a better world for the future.

We build resilience so our pupils learn what is ‘right’, ‘just’ and ‘humane’.

Our pupils will learn to understand responsibilities and rights and use their voice to express themselves effectively.

We value conformity and rules for the betterment of society, whilst encouraging individuality and freedom of speech.

Supporting British Values

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Promoting British Values through a Broad and Balanced Curriculum at Killinghall Primary School

 

We are committed to serving Killinghall Primary School’s community, pupils, parents and our locality.  We recognise the multi-cultural, multi-faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom.  We understand the school’s vital role in ensuring that groups or individuals within the school are not subjected to marginalisation, intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly or illegally influence them.

 

The school as a ‘community school’ welcomes all pupils who are entitled to an education under British law, including pupils of all faiths or none.  It follows the policies outlined by its governing body regarding equal opportunities, which guarantee that there will be no discrimination against any group or individual, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political,  financial status or similar.  It seeks to serve all and provide the highest quality education for each and everyone.

The government requires schools to ensure that key ‘British values’ are taught in all UK schools.  This ensures young people understand the importance of respect and leave school fully prepared for life in modern Britain. The government sets out its definition of British Values as follows:-

  • Democracy
  • The rule of the law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

Should you feel that the school is not meeting this requirement you should contact the office and request to express your concerns with the Headteacher.  Likewise if you feel that anyone working at school is unintentionally or otherwise undermining these values you should report this to the Headteacher of Chair of Governors.

How school promotes British Values

The list below samples a selection of when and where British Values are shared, the list is not exhaustive and only represents some of what we do.

Curriculum: Interwoven within the curriculum in a range of curriculum areas are planned opportunities to teach the values of our society.

Relationship and Health Education (incorporating PSHE and SMSC): Through our curriculum, our school environment and our school ethos, we promote pupils’ self-esteem and emotional well-being and help them to form and maintain worthwhile and satisfying relationships, based on respect for themselves and for others, at home, at school, at work and in the community.

Religious Education: Gaining a greater understanding of religious diversity and practices, this covers key religions represented in the UK. Planning for the subject is directed by the “Bradford Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE) – Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. Children have the opportunity to visit places of worship that are important to different to faiths. School actively promotes diversity through celebrations of different faiths and cultures across the year.

Whole school daily acts of collective worship/assembly: The sharing of stories, images, events, music and expectations that, with clarity and precision, promote the values expressed. Whole school, class assemblies and circle times provide a daily opportunity to  enhance pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, promoting the  school’s values and celebrating achievement (which reflect British Values).

Physical Education: Promotion of the concept of “Fair play”, following and developing rules, inclusion, celebrating and rewarding success, being magnanimous in defeat and participation in activities that promote kinship and affiliation with others.

Geography: Where we ensure that children have a better understanding of what Britain is, learning more about its capital cities and counties, its rivers and mountains, where Britain is in relation to the rest of Europe and other countries in the world.

History: Key moments in British history are studied. Britain and its influence in modern times are aspects woven into our thematic topics.  We also take pride in studying our local area.

Music: We learn about British composers and their influence world wide

Art: Study of how British artists influence others

School Council: Promotion of democratic processes, fostering the concept and application of freedom of speech and group action to address needs and concerns. Key to this is the concept of holding others to account, including those in positions of influence and authority.

Individual Liberty

Alongside rules and laws, we promote freedom of choice and the right to respectfully express views and beliefs. We undertake an annual pupil questionnaire seeking children’s views. Through the provision of a safe, supportive environment and empowering education, we provide boundaries for our young pupils to make choices safely; for example:

  • Choices about what learning challenge or activity to do
  • Choices around the participation in extra-curricular activities
  • Choices about lunchtime options

Our pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights, personal freedoms and responsibilities.  They are taught how to exercise these safely, such as in our e-safety, drug, relationship and PSHE lessons.

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