Values and Ethos
British and Bexton Values
Epitomised by the Bexton Bee, Bexton values are at the heart of our ethos and practice. We promote the 4 key Bexton values through assemblies, our behaviour policy and through the curriculum. The Bexton Values were chosen by our pupils to epitomise their ideal Bexton pupil:
- Be positive
- Be hardworking
- Be respectful
- Be kind
We also promote the British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We actively promote these values and challenge opinions or behaviours in school that are contrary to the British or Bexton key values.
In order to promote key British values we have:
* Ensured that pupils take an active role in school life, through key positions of responsibility, e.g. school councillors for each class and house captains who lead each house team. Listening to the pupil voice is a key aspect of school development and pupils are surveyed on an annual basis and the results of this are fed back to the school council.
* Ensured our pupils have a good understanding of how they can influence decision making in school through a democratic process. The school council have led school votes on relevant issues in school.
* Through assemblies we have ensured children in KS2 had a good understanding of the recent election, the main political parties and their leaders. The children took an active interest in the polling station and further explored this event in their classes.
* Through our RE scheme we have ensured children have a good understanding of the main religions and show respect towards people of different faiths
* With Upper KS2 in PSHE lessons we have explored how discrimination effects different groups of people and how we can challenge discrimination.
For more information about SMSC at Bexton and how British values are taught follow the link.
This term we have been encouraging the children to do 'Random Acts of Kindness.' We have been really impressed with how the children have embraced this idea. Here are some examples of what children have been doing:
- I let my friend go in the dinner queue in front of me. I was happy that I'd made someones day!
- I helped my friend with his maths work when he was a bit stuck. I felt happy.
- I helped my Gran clear the dinner table. I felt really good.
- I told the dinner ladies that I always love the food at lunchtime. I felt full!
- I asked Mrs Snook how her day was. I had a warm feeling.
- I helped my Daddy tidy up his room. I felt happy.
- I offered for someone to come and sit with me. I felt happy.
- I asked Mrs Jones how her day was. I had a nice feeling.