British Values

Stonham Aspal Pre-School agrees with the Department of Education on promoting British Values.

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Democracy

We listen to children and their parents voice. Parent questionnaires are sent out.

Children are taught the value and reasons behind our expectations (rules) and that they are there to protect us, that everyone has a responsibility and that there are consequences when rules are broken.

Children at Stonham Aspal Pre-school listen to each other through small group games and experiences. We have posters around the setting about how we treat others, for example, ‘Kind words’ and ‘We share’. We have a behaviour policy which staff must adhere to and we all then have the same expectations of children’s behaviour. We talk and role model to the children about appropriate behaviour, learning right from wrong. Our learning journeys reflect the children’s voice, where they can express their opinions on different aspects of pre-school.

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The children created their faces using paper plates, paints and collage materials. We use the emotions puppets to talk about feelings.

Individual Liberty

At pre-school, children make choices; we have open fronted storage cupboards where children can access their own resources. Children get to know what resources we have and will ask adults to help them to find them if they are in store cupboards which cannot be accessed without the help of an adult. We have a daily routine where children can access child or adult led activities based on their own interests; we have a rolling snack time where children choose when they would like their snack.

Mutual Respect

Our school Ethos emphasises how we all come together and support each other. We learn rules such as sharing, taking turns and routines of the day.  Adults support children in their learning of these values. Children gain respect through interaction with caring adults who show and value their individual personalities. The children then learn to help each other too.

By providing children with natural occurring day to day experiences of diversity, children learn to embrace and not fear difference. Children learn to enjoy learning about their friend’s home live.

We have visits from local police officers who tell us about their jobs and how they keep us safe; we also have a visit to the fire station once a year to find out about what they do. Staff all work together so children understand the rules and boundaries within pre-school and the world around us, so children can have a safe environment to play and thrive.

The Rule of Law

We have visits from local police officers who tell us about their jobs and how they keep us safe; we also have a visit to the fire station once a year to find out about what they do. Staff all work together so children understand the rules and boundaries within Pre-school and the world around us, so children can have a safe environment to play in.

Tolerance of those of different Faiths and Beliefs

Through knowledge and understanding of the world we celebrate and learn about different cultures and beliefs. In our learning and routines at Pre-School we promote tolerance and understanding while celebrating British values, this will help children respect other cultures while developing a sense of national identity. We visit the church for Harvest Festival and Easter, we celebrate British traditions such as May Day and the Royal Family events and we also observe traditions from other cultures such as Chinese New Year and Diwali.