British Values Statement

British Values

Drapers’ Pyrgo Priory School adopts an inclusive approach to education that recognises that there are many ways of connecting with ‘Britishness’ We encourage children to develop a reflective and thoughtful approach to improving their knowledge, awareness, understanding, and respect for diversity. This is supported by our own 5 key values which are an integral part of everything we do in school. We recognise that these values are essential in fostering a climate which is conducive to learning as well as being the building blocks to forge and sustain strong relationships across the whole school community. Through equipping the children with these skills we are preparing them, giving them a sense of respect and reflection that is necessary for life in modern Britain.

There are many factors that make up our ‘British values’ here at Drapers’ Pyrgo Priory, and you will find these are woven into our 5 key Drapers’ Pyrgo Priory values. We believe that an understanding of British values means a deep understanding of: Individual liberty and freedom for all, mutual respect and tolerance, democracy and rule of law.

Our 5 key Drapers’ Pyrgo Priory values are:

Enjoyment

Our aim is for all our children, families and staff to enjoy their learning experiences here at Pyrgo. The Staff here at Drapers’ Pyrgo Priory encourage INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY through focusing highly on individual’s self-confidence and self-awareness, encouraging each child to have a positive sense of themselves, their abilities and interests. Drapers’ Pyrgo Priory is a place where children are provided with a range of experiences allowing the children to explore their feelings and responsibilities, reflect on their differences and feel free to discuss their personal opinions in a safe environment. We provide each child with opportunities to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and increase their confidence in their own abilities as well as providing a safe environment for reflection.

Achievement

As stated in our mission statement, at Drapers’ Pyrgo Priory we provide equal opportunities for all children, families and staff and as such we strive to breakdown all barriers to children’s learning. We believe in INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY and feel that every achievement is an achievement worth celebrating. With the help of our home school workers, assemblies and parent consultations we are able to ensure every child’s achievements however big or small, academic or personal are acknowledged, valued and shared with those who are important to them resulting in a higher sense of worth and achievement.

Respect

We believe that each child should be given the respect of each member of staff; child in our school and member of the wider community, likewise, we expect the same in return regardless of ability, gender, faith, heritage or race. We strive to guide each child to a deep understanding of MUTUAL RESPECT AND TOLERANCE for themselves and others guided by our learning in Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE). Each member of staff at Drapers’ Pyrgo Priory works together to create an ethos of inclusivity and tolerance where views, faiths, cultures and races are valued, discussed and celebrated.

Compassion

As stated in our mission statement, at Drapers’ Pyrgo Priory , we feel that children learn best in an environment which is free from prejudice and we actively promote MUTUAL RESPECT AND TOLERANCE of others. We discuss and share practices, celebrations and experiences with the utmost compassion and sensitively challenge those whose views are not in line with those of our British Values. It is essential that our children understand the similarities and differences between themselves and others amongst families, faiths, communities, cultures and traditions.

Responsibility

At Drapers’ Pyrgo Priory , our children learn the purpose and value of DEMOCRACY through our School Council. Through a focus on self-confidence and self-awareness, we encourage our children to see their role in the bigger picture, be it in their friendship group; class group; school group; community group; family group. Turn-taking, sharing, collaboration and voting are all everyday activities that are used at Drapers’ Pyrgo Priory to promote democracy in modern Britain ensuring that each opinion, view and feeling is listened to and valued.

We encourage children at Drapers’ Pyrgo Priory to take responsibility for their individual and group actions through our consistent behaviour management schemes. It is important that our children understand the RULE OF LAW for living in Britain; that they acknowledge right and wrong actions, and can inhibit themselves as well as supporting others to make good choices.