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North Star Alliance

St Peter’s are very proud to be members of North Star and Polaris Teaching School Alliances. North Star and Polaris formed a unique partnership in 2016 to support school improvement across North Yorkshire and work with around 70 primary schools in the region. Our collective aim is to improve outcomes for all children through a self-sustaining, dynamic system of school improvement and support across North Yorkshire and beyond. '

Promoting British values

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St Peter’s School Brafferton is very much committed to serving our community and recognises the multi-cultural, multi faith and ever-changing nature of our world in which we live. We at St Peter’s also understand the vital role we have in ensuring that groups or individuals within the school, are not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them.

St Peter’s School Brafferton also follows equal opportunities guidance which guarantees that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar. Our staff here at St Peter’s are dedicated in preparing students for their adult life beyond the formal examined curriculum, and ensuring that we promote and reinforce British Values to all our students.

Here at St Peters, we strive to promote and secure British values throughout our curriculum and ethos. This statement demonstrates our commitment not only to promoting British Values, but also celebrating and embracing them. The DfE have recently reinforced the need to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British Values of:

 Democracy

 Rule of Law

 Individual Liberty

 Mutual Respect

 Tolerance of Different Faiths and Beliefs


Democracy
St Peters School recognises the importance of embedding an understanding of valuing everyone’s opinion. The opinions and decisions of the school council and its elected members have had a direct impact on the teaching and learning within our community. School Council is given extremely high profile here at the school and members are involved in many decision making processes. The elections for the School Council are based solely on votes cast by our children. We trust them implicitly to make informed judgments. In addition to this, pupils and their parents also have the opportunity to provide invaluable feedback via our pupil and parent questionnaires which contribute positively to our school improvement programme.
Our curriculum also reflects a desire to educate our learners about the various systems of democracy around the world both past and present.

 

Rule of Law

We at St Peter’s encourage learners to understand and respect the laws of our country and compare these with similar sanctions imposed around the world. Through our curriculum, we explore the principles behind setting such rules for society and enable learners to think about the suitability and appropriateness of such rules. We also recognise the importance of educating children about how to work within the boundaries of the law and abiding by rules to ensure fairness and safety of all. We regularly invite law enforcement agencies to speak in assemblies and visit all classes. This enables our pupils to gain a better understanding of the ways in which they can work within the laws remit but also how the law can protect them. Across all school phases, we encourage children to make responsible choices whether in relation to their behaviour or teaching and learning. Classes are governed by our Christianity ethos and our school behaviour policy. This provides the children the conditions for learning that will best benefit them and positively promote good citizenship.

 

Individual Liberty

Within our school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school, we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make choices safely. These are carried out in a safe environment and empowering curriculum. This is demonstrated through the teaching of questioning skills which allow children to pose questions about topics they are learning. Teaching is then tailored to answer these questions and thereby engage all. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms, and advised how to exercise these, for example through our E-Safety and PSHE lessons.

 

Mutual Respect

St Peter’s is a caring church school where diversity and tolerance are celebrated. We hold events in which children are given the opportunity to shine. The concept of mutual respect is addressed through our curriculum topics, RE and PSHE lessons and though our collective worship and celebration assemblies. Mutual respect underpins all that we do together at St Peter’s School and we take great pride in providing our community with a caring family school.

 

Tolerance of Different Faiths and Beliefs

Our aim at St Peters is to teach and educate about diversity is reflected in our curriculum and events throughout our school calendar. Children are encouraged to share their life experiences of their own cultures and ask questions regarding the faiths and beliefs of others, whilst, given opportunities to reflect. We encourage children to question the world around them in a respectful way. Our RE curriculum enables children to do this by exploring the various religions of the world and considering their own views in relation to these. We promote awareness and tolerance of others and celebrate diversity, promoting real reflection in a meaningful manner.

 

 

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