Promoting British Values at Lee on the Solent Infant and Nursery School
Lee on the Solent Infant and Nursery School (LOSINS) regularly reinforce and promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
The school’s LEAP values are based on the United Nations Rights of the Child. At LOSINS we have a school council who represent the voice of pupils and is able to effect change within the school including participating in staff employment interviews. Through our curriculum children are taught about, and encouraged to respect, public institutions and services. All parents, carers and children can read and make comments on learning at LOSINS.
The Rule of Law
The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country are consistently reinforced at LOSINS. Pupils are taught from an early age the rules of the school through the LEAP values linked to the United Nations Rights of the Child and learning behaviours, assemblies, school positive behaviour policy, e-safety charters and everyday life, modelled by the staff. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind rules and laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken.
As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make informed choices, through a safe environment and an empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our e-Safety and PHSE work. LOSINS has a robust anti bullying culture and positive behaviour and safety policies in place.
Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs
At LOSINS children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. The discussion and debate element P4C (Philosophy for Children) is threaded through all subjects of the curriculum. This ensures children are taught discretely how to deal with people who have opposing views to them and to feel confident to state if they have opposing views to others.