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Rights and British Values

How does teaching about children's rights fit in with the aims of the school and with British Values?

Our aim is to help children in achieving their potential and become responsible citizens.  

Children are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance. Our aim is that children at Poplar understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.

Our school ethos embeds the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We enable our children to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence.

We teach our children to distinguish right from wrong and to create and respect our codes of conduct. We encourage children to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely.

How can parents support at home?

  • Take the time to ask your child about what he/she has learnt recently about rights and respecting the rights of others. 
  • Discuss how your family can promote respect for rights, or help those whose rights have been denied.
  • Ask your child's opinion on children's rights.
  • Use rights and respect language with your children.