Fundamental British Values underpin what it is to be a citizen in a modern and diverse Great Britain, valuing our community and celebrating diversity of the UK. These values are Democracy, Rule of Law, Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect and Tolerance of other faiths and beliefs.
We help children to remember the British Values through the thumb and finger model
Thumb – Democracy – up or down to give opinion.
Index finger – Rule of Law - pointing
Middle finger – Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs – tallest finger pointing to God.
Ring Finger – Mutual respect – wedding ring – respect for other people
Little finger – Individual Liberty – sticks out on its own.
Examples of how we teach British Values at Westerhope Primary School:
RULE OF LAW
Throughout the whole school day, the pupils have the opportunity to make decisions about their learning for example, choosing the level of challenge, books and ways of recording their work.
TOLERANCE OF DIFFERENT FAITHS AND BELIEFS