In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.
The Key Values are:
- rule of law
- individual liberty
- mutual respect
- tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
Values are embedded throughout the school through the behavioural system, the curriculum and are taught discretely to develop pupils' understanding and their importance in modern day life.
Other values additional to the core values are also explored throughout the school year.
Visits from the Local Churches
Each month Moorlands Primary School receives a visit from Hope Church and St James' Church in West Bromwich. These assemblies re-enforce the values work that the school does in our assemblies.
Hope church deliver assemblies that link to the bible stories however, they ensure that this is relevant to the modern day world using real life examples.
St James' church deliver drama based assemblies. The pupils are actively involved in the assemblies, each assembly looks at different stories from the bible.
The vast majority of parents work with us positively to ensure that there is a good partnership between staff and parents. We know that this is successful in supporting the well-being and academic achievement of pupils.
However the Governing Body of Moorlands Primary School is reminding all parents that we have zero tolerance towards aggressive, violent and abusive behaviour towards staff in our school and other parents. Posters to this effect are displayed in school. We will take action against any parent or member of the public who disregards this code of conduct on while school premises.
Pupil Leadership Team
Pupils in Year 5 are invited in the summer term to apply for various responsible positions which they will undertake during their final year in Year 6.
These positions are:
- Head Girl
- Head Boy
- Head of Julia Donaldson House
- Head of David Walliams House
- Head of Roald Dahl House
- Head of J.K.Rowling House.
Pupils submit an personal statement explaining what skills they have for these positions. The chosen pupils become part of Moorlands Pupils' Leadership Team. They are part of the school council, contribute in assemblies and represent the pupil voice in the school.
As part of Moorlands Primary School's work on values, the school recognises pupils who are demonstrating the school values consistently in all aspects of school life. These pupils are chosen to represent their class and to help support other pupils.
The school also has a Year 6 pupil who is our Nurture Leader, they have demonstrated how caring and supportive they are to other pupils.
Anti - Bullying Ambassadors
10 pupils in Year 5 and 6 have had the opportunity to be trained through the Diane Award to become Anti-bullying ambassadors for the school. These pupils are leading on making pupils aware of what bullying is and being a supportive buddy that any child can turn to if they are feeling sad, lonely or just want a person to talk to.
These pupils have already organised an assembly to talk to the school about their role and are currently planning a parent workshop. Other ideas include a colour run to raise money for Child Line.
Safeguarding Words Poetry Project - Meorhyme
Summer term 2019, the whole school took part in a Values, Virtues, Vision and Vocabulary Poetry Slam. Classes composed, rehearsed and performed the poetry opening discussions about the values of Respect, Tolerance, Rule of Law, Democracy and Individual Liberty. See some of the published poems from the project below.
Pupil poetry - Safeguarding a generation's vocabulary with the positive promotion of values literacy