It is a legal requirement that all settings across all levels of education promote British values.
The fundamental British values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs are already embedded in the Early Years Foundation Stage and therefore The Haven 2000 is already promoting British values on a daily basis. This is how we deliver them.
As part of the focus in PSED on promoting self-confidence and self-awareness we,
- teach children to vote with a show of hands
- ask for opinion and value each response
- give each child an equal amount of our time and attention and praise
- teach them how to listen to one another
- teach games involving turn taking and sharing.
Rule of Law
As part of the focus in PSED on managing feelings and behaviour we,
- Ensure that children understand their own and others behaviour and its consequences
- Teach the language of feelings
- Support children to distinguish right from wrong
- Collaborate with children to agree the boundaries and behavioural expectations in the setting
As part of the focus in PSED on promoting self-confidence and self-awareness; and on people and communities in Understanding the World we,
- Encourage and support children to make choices about what and how they choose to play
- Allow them to take risks in a safe, well planned and supervised environment.
- Teach them self care skills so that they can be independent
- Provide open ended activities which allow them to be personally creative
- Promote the process and the effort not the end product.
- Say hello to each other in one another’s home language
- Share stories, songs and vocabulary in child’s home language.
- Explore and celebrate the similarities and differences between each other to promote mutual respect
- Develop a tolerance and appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures
- Provide resources and activities that challenge gender, cultural and racial stereotyping
- Explain and encourage the importance of tolerant behaviours such as sharing and respecting others opinions
Mutual respect and tolerance
- We share and discuss practices, celebrations and experiences from home
- We encourage the children to acquire appreciation and respect for their own and other cultures by discussing with them their similarities and differences between themselves and others in terms of their families, faiths, communities, cultures and traditions.
- We act as role models for children eg talking to them and each other with tolerance and good manners.
- We teach children how to share
- We promote diverse attitudes and challenge stereotypes, for example, by sharing stories that reflect and value the diversity of children’s experiences and provide resources and activities that challenge gender, cultural and racial stereotyping
- We arrange visits and bring in visitors whereby the children can engage with the wider community, eg the local home for the elderly, the local church and road safety team.