At Dee Banks we aim to teach the importance of British values. Our ethos is to create an inclusive and supportive environment to aid our learners to become as independent as possible. All of our learners are supported to help have their personal, social and emotional needs met to assist in their development.

 

British values have been categorised into 5 sections:

  1. Democracy
  2. The rule of law
  3. Individual liberty
  4. Mutual respect
  5. Tolerance

 

  1. Democracy

We respect, listen to and act on the children’s voice. The school has a ‘School Council’ which regularly meets to discuss a variety of areas assist in making decisions about changes and projects within school life.

 

  1. The Rule of Law

Dee Banks’ ‘Positive Behaviour Policy’ aims to teach our learners appropriate strategies to deal with a variety of situations in numerous environments. We also try to teach positive strategies during undesirable situations, as well as praise when our learners demonstrate appropriate behaviours.

 

  1. Individual Liberty

Dee Banks creates a safe and supportive environment to all of its learners to allow them to actively make their own choices. Learners are given time to make decisions and find ways to complete tasks using various learnt strategies.

 

  1. Mutual Respect

All learners are valued for their individuality and supported to achieve their full potential. Staff help the learners to understand that all actions have an impact on themselves as well as the other people around them. Children are taught that life is not the same for everyone and we try to support other organisations who help to make changes in other people’s lives, such as Children in Need and Sports Relief.

 

  1. Tolerance

We actively promote courtesy and good manners towards all. At Dee Banks’ we try to teach our learners that everyone is different and these differences should be embraced and celebrated. Our school aims to do this on a regular basis through praise and assemblies.