At Farnborough Grange, we promote fundamental British Values through our whole school ethos, our curriculum, our Social, Moral, Social and Cultural development and through our School Parliament. We reinforce and promote British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual tolerance and respect.
Children have many opportunities for their voices to be heard. Each year, classes elect two children to represent our different councils within our School Parliament and our councils meet regularly to raise any issues raised by pupils.
Children are given regular opportunities throughout the school year to put their views forward through pupil surveys and these are also extended to parents & staff.
The children have also been involved in making decisions about a range of aspects of school life such as treats for attendance awards, content within their learning enquiries and extra curricular activities.
The Rule of Law
Children are taught the value and reason behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibility that this involves and the consequences that occur when laws are broken. Our behaviour policy clearly outlines our rules and expectations with these consequences outlined for consistency across the school.
Each class has a class charter linked to our seven school values which underpin everything that we do. From this, clear routines and expectations regarding conduct around the school are shared and enforced with the children. Circle time is used as an opportunity to discuss difficult situations that benefit from whole class discussion.
Keeping safe when using the internet is regularly discussed with the children in computing lessons, assemblies and within our broad curriculum. We also offer E-safety workshops to inform our parents.
Farnborough Grange has very good links with the Police and Fire Service who visit and help to reinforce the Rule of Law and education on how to keep our children safe.
At Farnborough Grange, we educate and provide boundaries for our children to make choices, through provision of a safe environment.
Children are encouraged to take part in a wide range of extra-curricular activities and we celebrate their achievements in areas outside of school. Children are given the opportunity to take on extra responsibilities, for example librarians and monitors.
Children are able to choose their own reading and library books and on our author days, they choose the story that they would like to listen to. Children are also given the regular opportunity to choose story time books in class story time sessions.
Within play and lunch times, children are able to choose their own activities and within the Early Years, children choose and direct their own learning through Discovery Time.
We offer and maintain a safe environment with clear boundaries, where children are supported to make their own decisions about their learning, safety and wellbeing.
Respect is one of our seven school values that underpins everything that we do in school. We regularly use the language of 'respect' with the children and link this to our behaviour management.
All members of our school community treat each other with respect. Our behaviour policy is shared with both children and parents, setting out our clear expectations.
Children take part in weekly assemblies with key themes, celebrating our diverse community. Within this, we teach the children about a range of different cultures and discuss how to respect each other.
Anti-bullying is a key part of our curriculum and our children are given the opportunity to take part in anti-bullying week, as well as a PSHE curriculum which holds mutual respect at its heart.
At Farnborough Grange, we have an incredibly diverse community and we celebrate this as one of our strengths.
Our Religious Education & PSHE curriculums reinforce our commitment towards a tolerant society. Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge and we actively encourages members from our diverse community to share their experiences. Children visit places of worship and we have strong links with our local church. We have regular visitors from the church to learn about significant religious events.
Throughout the year, we discuss and celebrate festivals from different cultures including Christmas, Dashain, Chinese New Year and Shrove Tuesday.