British Values and Rights Respecting Schools Work

Rights Respecting Schools Group

Our school has a very active Rights Respecting Schools Group who are developing a knowledge about Human Rights and have already gained Recognition of Commitment from the Rights Respecting Schools Award, initiated by UNICEF UK. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of The Child (UNCRC) is included in our teaching and learning about all citizenship manners including global development. We have recently achieved our Silver RRS Award. The RRS group takes the lead on promoting the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity, solidarity and respect throughout the school. They are proactive in their fundraising efforts for UNICEF UK and have worked so hard to raise our awareness of the UNCRC amongst our pupils, staff, governors and wider community. The fantastic work which the RRS Group leads has an impact of our pupil's spiritual, moral and cultural development, as well as on their academic learning. You may have noticed Our School Charter proudly featured in our Reception Area. Our RRS group members are:

​Year 1 RRS  member

Year 2 RRS member​

​Year 3 RRS  member

Year 4 RRS  member​

Year 5 RRS  member​

Year 6 RRS  member​

Elodie Marsh

Lexi Wills ​

Summer Hadrill

Poppy Knowles

Theo Riddle​

Maisy Screech

Ollie Udy

Eden Marsh

Isaac Margetts

Polly Julian

Ollie Mellow ​

Kaito Moore 

Ava Bottery

Kadie Williams​

 ​Macy Hoole

Talik Hambly

 
For more information on the Rights Respecting Schools Award and The United Nations Convention on the Rights of The Child click on the link below
 
Our School Council
 
John Nash, the schools minister, said in a statement: “We want every school to promote the basic British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs". At Nanpean School, democracy is a very important part of our school life. We have our own School Council with representatives from each year group who all have specific roles within the Council: Chairperson, Clerk, Treasurer etc. To be elected to our Council, pupils had to make an election speech stating why they were the best candidate for the role and were elected by their peers. The School Council represents the voice of our pupils and uses this opportunity to campaign for what our pupils want (most recently, they were involved in the decision to have a 'Buddy Bench' for children to use if they feel lonely or in need of a friend.) The School Council also gets the opportunity to take part in the annual visit to St. Stephen in Brannel Parish Council to learn more about the history of the Parish Council and the important work that it does on behalf of our community. They also got the opportunity to learn more about how a Council meeting is run and compare their roles in the School Council to the Councillors on the Parish Council. Please click here for some information and photos from 2016's visit. Our School Council are hoping to be able to work towards the Promoting Active Democracy Loudly (PADL) Award in the future and we hope to be able to report more about this soon!

Our current School Councillors are:
 
 Name                
 Class 
Kelvin Snell Hendra
Charlie Dyer Hendra
Molly England Prosper 
James Jenking Karslake
Tegen Mellow Karslake
Gracie Tyson Melbur
Sam Edmonds Melbur
Amber Tamblin Drinnick
Jasmine Ash Drinnick
Mackenzie Dash Rosemellyn
Lauren Bates
Rosemellyn
 
 
As a school, the children get a say in some key aspects of the school's development as we open changes to our school to voting. Most recently, the children got to vote on our new class names: Prosper, Rosemellyn and Karslake, and they got the deciding vote on our brand new school motto: Nurturing Children's Passion to Succeed. Pupil Visioning events; where the children get to tell us what subjects they like most and least, how they learn best and what they aspire to be as they grow up, and Aspiration Passports; where parents/ carers and pupils across the Cluster Schools detail their children's strength's, personality traits and their hopes for the future, are all used to guide the school in providing the best learning opportunities for our pupils.

Every other year, our year 5 and 6 children have the opportunity of visiting London and an integral part of this visit is a tour around the Houses of Parliament and a visit with our MP if he is in London at the time. This gives our pupils the opportunity to learn about the role the Government plays in our daily life, the importance of democracy and voting, and law-making. November 2016's visit included an interactive workshop where the children will have the chance to make their own law!!

The rule of law and mutual respect if promoted within the school through the school's behaviour agreement and fundamental Rtime (golden) rules: to show good manners at all times, the care for everyone and everything, and to follow instructions with thought and care. Our school's aims and objectives, which can be found in more detail by clicking here, link with our Trust's values and advocates valuing diversity, being inclusive and respecting differences. We expect all our pupils and staff to be excellent examples of, and leaders in, demonstrating these values.

British Values are promoted during our Monday collective worship assemblies, where a global news issue is shared and discussed weekly. This can include differences in cultures, faiths and beliefs and children are encouraged to consider issues from the perspective of others. As part of our development of the RRS Award, we will be linking these gatherings with promoting the rights of the child. We also have a rolling programme focused on Protective Behaviours, where pupils explore and understand their thoughts, feelings and behaviours in relation to their right to feel safe all of the time. This programme also encourages pupils to take responsibility for their own feelings and respect those of others. More information on our Protective Behaviours programme can be found below: Protective Behaviours. British Values are also promoted through our PSHE and RE programmes.