British values and excellent moral behaviours are at the heart of our school ethos. Slingsby School Values for Life encourage our children to be confident, tolerant and resilient. We have extremely high expectations that our children will be well behaved, well-mannered, empathetic and inclusive at all times.
The children are strongly encouraged to draw from faith, whatever that may be, and understand that we all live in different ways.
Our children are also taught to be confident in their own views without falling out, an important skill to take through to adulthood.
We also work with the York/Selby Magistrates Court to foster the understanding of right and wrong. The children also learn about local, national and global issues and learn about diversity and opportunity.
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- Our children will be strongly encouraged to draw from faith, whatever that may be, and understand that we all live in different ways.
- Our children will also be taught to be confident in their own views without falling out, an important skill to take through to adulthood.
- Our children will learn to ‘disagree well’.
- To involve the children to work on community projects.
- To understand the 5 core British Values – Democracy, the Rule of Law, Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
- ‘To fail is just a first attempt at learning’ is our mantra.
- To teach discrete lessons around the 5 core British Values of Democracy, the Rule of Law, Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs, alongside discussing them as a part of a bigger picture and comparing them with the Slingsby Values for Life.
- Introduce Magistrates in the Community to carry out workshops around law and actions and consequences.
- Giving the children autonomy to make decisions every day.
- Teach the children that it is important to ‘learn to disagree well’.
- Children have daily opportunities for reflection and discussion about choices (when words are out, they cannot go back in)
- Children will take responsibility for tasks appointed by staff e.g. Y6 Buddy System, lunchtime cleaners etc.
- In PSHCE, RE, PE, History and other subjects the theme of tolerance and the celebration of difference is taught.
- Develop and form a school council.
- Our children will recognise that the opinions and beliefs of others is to be valued.
- Responsibility will be taken for their own learning.
- Laws and rules will be obeyed and when choices are made not in line with this, consequences will occur.
- Tolerance and acceptance of our own and others beliefs and cultures.
- The children will learn to disagree well.
- That we all, staff and children, have the autonomy to influence learning.
- High expectations will be present in work, behaviour, manners and attitude.