In line with Ofsted, Knotty Ash Primary school has produced information to highlight our commitment to ‘British Values’. We value the diversity and differences of all our pupils and celebrate this through our culture, ethos, approach to lessons and our respectful relationships we promote. Commitment and celebration of our diversity makes us collectively stronger, tolerant and respectful to all.
In Year 6, pupils undertake a topic about World War 2 and its impact upon our society, then and now. Poppy Day is commemorated and a minute’s silence is observed. Armed Forces Day is promoted, although this falls in the summer holidays. Throughout the school a number of influential people are studied - such as Shakespeare, Roald Dahl, John Lennon and Charles Dickens, to name a few. Florence Nightingale’s contributions through to Grace Darling and Mary Seacole are other examples shared and studied by pupils.
Children are introduced to British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. The children hold elections for a range of positions in school including School Council and House/Vice Captains. They are elected to represent the school and the collective views of their year groups. At School Council meetings children invite people in to seek clarity/further information. This has included the School Cook, Governors and the Headteacher.
Years 5 and 6 recently held mock elections in line with the General Election.
Our Local MP Mr Stephen Twigg frequently visits the school and discusses his role with the pupils.
The School has very positive relations with the local community Police and they are asked to give presentations from time to time.
Recently events such as the Royal wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the birth of Prince George and the Golden Jubilee were all celebrated in school.
We undertake daily assemblies which regularly focus upon values of respect, tolerance and empathy. These are also taught with S.E.A.L., P.S.H.E. and R.E. lessons throughout the year.