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As a school, we value and celebrate the diverse heritages of everybody at Marnel Junior School. Alongside this, we value and celebrate being part of Britain. In general terms, this means that we celebrate traditions, such as customs, festivals and commemorations in the course of the year; for example, Harvest festival during the autumn term, Remembrance Sunday, Christmas and Easter.
The fundamental British Values which must be promoted in schools and the ways in which pupils at Marnel Junior School are encouraged to show them are:
Rule of law
Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
British Values are covered comprehensively through the Jigsaw curriculum and allows for children to reflect on and develop understanding and application of these values as they move through their education. Other aspects of the curriculum and extra-curricular activities promote British Values within the school, for example, school council, virtual school trips to Parliament and guest speakers.
Below shows the coverage of the fundamental British Values through each Jigsaw puzzle piece.
At Marnel Junior School we believe that pupil voice is important and a strong link into British Values. The election of our School Councillors reflects our British electoral system and demonstrates democracy in action: candidates make speeches, pupils consider characteristics important for an elected representative, pupils vote in secret using ballot boxes etc. Made up of two representatives from each class the School Councillors meet regularly to discuss issues raised by the different classes, plan events for the whole school and plan fundraising events. Throughout the school year children are also asked to complete questionnaires about their opinions of the school and the curriculum. This information is used to inform decisions about the schools policies and practices.