At Heath Hayes Academy we uphold and teach pupils about British Values which are defined as:
- The Rule of Law
- Individual Liberty
- Mutual Respect
- Tolerance of those of different Faiths and Beliefs
How we promote British Values?
Pupils have a say in what happens in our school. They voted for who represents them on the school council, each class voted two children to become Student Governor's, from Reception through to Year 6.
Children have a termly questionnaire where they are able to put forward their views about school.
The Rule of Law
The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school or the country are consistently reinforced in school.
Pupils have a voice, helping to create school rules, whether that is playground rules, safety rules, class rules or behaviour rules. Pupils are taught from Reception upwards the rules within our school and the value and reasons behind them. To encourage and promote good behaviour and a positive attitude to work, we have developed a behaviour/reward system that is constantly followed throughout the school. Pupils learn that laws govern and protect us, and what the consequences are when the laws are broken. Visits from authorities such a the Police and Fire Service help reinforce this message.
Pupils 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 pupils to make choices safely, through a planned curriculum. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our e-Safety and PSHE lessons. Pupils are given the freedom to make choices, e.g. signing up for extracurricular clubs and choosing the level of challenge in some lessons.
Pupils learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community treat each other with respect and we work together to help one another.
Tolerance of those of different Faiths and Beliefs
We actively promote diversity through our celebrations of different faiths and cultures. In Religious Education lessons, assemblies and PSHE lessons pupils discuss differences between people, such as differences of faith, ethnicity, disability, gender or sexuality to reinforce the messages of tolerance and respect for other faiths and beliefs.