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
Democracy at Pinner Wood
Each year, children in year 4, 5 and 6 apply to be ‘Headteacher for the Day.’ The year 6 School Council and Head Squad have the hard job of deciding on the 5 finalists.
The children then launch their campaigns and manifestos in assembly to the whole school.
Pinner Wood then go to the Polls. Every child votes for the Headteacher that they want.
The winner then takes over the school for a day.
The day will includes what is on the winners manifesto (here is an example of our most recent one):
- 10 minutes extra break time
- Brownies as dessert for lunch
- an Oracy morning
- A movie afternoon
- Non uniform day to raise money for Cancer Research UK
- Taking being Headteacher to the next level
- Cake and tea for the teachers
- KitKats while watching a movie
The rest of the school vote within classes for their own Class Teacher for a day.
Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
We teach our RE lessons through an RE Day every half-term. We spend the day immersed in the religion and enjoy presenting our learning in different ways.
We have an extensive collection of R.E. artefacts which are used in the teaching and learning of R.E. Children have the opportunity to handle and talk about these special objects throughout the day. We also encourage the children to bring in religious artefacts from home to share with the class on RE day.
To enhance our learning, religious figures from the local community, school staff and parent experts are invited to provide first-hand experience and share their knowledge about their faith through assemblies and class workshops.
We know that educational visits bring R.E. ‘alive’ and gives real substance and relevance to classroom learning therefore Pinner Wood has adopted a systematic approach with visiting places of worship so that, as pupils move through the school, they have the opportunity to experience those of the six major world religions:
Year 1 Church
Year 2 Synagogue
Year 3 Hindu Temple
Year 4 Mosque
Year 5 Gurdwara
Year 6 Buddhist Temple