Each of our values have a bible verse linked to it. We discuss the verses in our Collective Acts of Worship
The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.
Respect everyone, love other believers, honour God, and respect the Emperor.
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.
1 Corinthians 9:24
I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.
For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.
Rejoice always, pray continually.
Thessalonians 5:15-17 British Values at Forty Hill C.E. School
At Forty Hill we take and create opportunities to actively promote British Values, defined by the government as the following:
• The rule of law
• Individual liberty
• Mutual respect
• Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our elected School Council and Pupil Questionnaires and surveys. We encourage discussion and debate within circle time and Philosophy for Children (P4C). Our pupils are encouraged to have an input into what and how they learn to instill an understanding of democracy for their future.
“Brothers, choose seven from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them…This proposal pleased the whole group.”
The Rule of Law:
Our pupils are involved in the creation of the school rules and values to inspire them with this understanding. At Forty Hill, pupils are taught these values and the reasons behind laws, whether they govern the class, the school or the country, that are essential for their well-being and safety. Pupils are allowed and encouraged to debate in class on the matter to encourage recognition of the importance of the law.
“Then do what is good, and they will praise you, because they are God’s servants working for your own good. But if you do evil, then be afraid of them, because their power to punish is real. They are God’s servants and carry out God’s punishment on those who do evil. For this reason you must obey the authorities—not just because of God’s punishment, but also as a matter of conscience.”
Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advise how to exercise these safely, for example through our Online-Safety and PSHE lessons. Pupils are given the freedom to make choices, for example, by choosing to participate in our various extra-curricular clubs.
“Live as free people; do not, however, use your freedom to cover up any evil, but live as God’s servants.”
The school vision, values and aims promote respect for others and this is reiterated through our classroom rules, as well as our Positive Behaviour Policy. Pupils are treated with respect and learn to treat each other and staff with respect.
“Then God said, ‘And now we will make human beings; they will be like us and resemble us. They will have power over the fish, the birds, and all animals, domestic and wild, large and small.’ So God created human beings, making them to be like himself. He created them male and female.”
Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs:
This is achieved through enhancing pupils understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society. Assemblies and discussions involving prejudices supported by learning in RE and PSHE. We encourage our pupils from different faiths or religions to share their knowledge with their peers to enhance their learning. We do not tolerate prejudice of any kind from children or parents. Multicultural Weeks are held annually where pupils learn about, and from, different cultures and faiths. Visitors from other cultures and faiths are encouraged to visit and teach classes or lead assemblies.
“You shall love your neighbour as yourself. I am the Lord.”