We are very proud of the diversity of our children and staff at Deykin Avenue. We come from a range of different cultures, backgrounds and religions. We value the importance of treating everyone equally and with respect. The children are provided with lots of opportunities to discuss what bullying and discrimination means and why they are both wrong.
Our short term aim is for our children to enjoy coming to school and wanting to learn. Our long term aim is that they will grow and develop into proud British citizens, who do not judge other people based on their ethnicity, religion, sexuality or disability. Below are a few different ways in which we help them to do this.
Every Friday Morning, parents are invited to attend Merit Assembly to celebrate their children’s achievements. Children are encouraged to share their interests and successes out of school with the school community. For example, children have asked the Head Teacher if the school could raise money for their chosen charities. Once the school has helped with the fundraising, the children then bring a copy of their thank you letters from the charity which are then displayed on our Charities board.
Once a term, we hold a Star of the Term assembly. This celebrates children’s academic, social and behavioural achievements.
Once a month, we celebrate children’s achievements in promoting the British Values during Merit Assembly. Children who have demonstrated our ‘Value of the Month’ are rewarded with a certificate.
At Deykin Avenue, we believe it is essential that all children are taught the British Values in line with the Government’s requirements. This is implemented across the curriculum and emphasises the importance of equality for all and mutual respect.
What are the British Values and how do we implement them at Deykin Avenue?
Respect for democracy
Respect for the rule of law
Support and respect for the liberties of all within the law
Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs