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British Values

The Department for Education state that there is a need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to 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.”

Pickhill CE Primary School is committed to serving its community. The school embraces the belief that at the heart of a modern ever changing, multi-cultural and multi-faith society is the acceptance of key British values. We believe that it is our responsibility to promote and educate on these. In doing so, our learners will be able to grow to become active citizens in the community and country in which they live.

The school believes that this is something not only achieved through the curriculum but through the school’s core values and ethos, as well as its provision for students beyond formal lessons which is underpinned by the spiritual, moral, social and cultural education we provide.

The government set out its definition of “British Values” as follows:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

Democracy

Democracy is evident within the school: pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our school council and pupil questionnaires. The election of school council representatives is based solely on pupil voice.

We also encourage:

  • Pupils to work collaboratively with adults to design classroom rules and sanctions
  • Parent voice through questionnaires.
  • Pupils to experience democracy in action through visits, including the Houses of Parliament
  • Pupils regularly work in collaboration to develop speaking and listening skills and respect for differing viewpoints

The Rule of Law

The importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through School assemblies. Visits from the Police, Fire Service and NSPCC are often used to reinforce and remind pupils about the importance of rules and how they keep them safe.

 

Individual Liberty

Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make choices safely, through the provision of a safe environment and empowering education.

We also encourage:

  • Pupil leadership: pupils have key roles and responsibilities in school, such as school and green councillors and playground buddies
  • Pupils to learn about e-safety. The school also works closely with our parents to support them to ensure their children are safe on the internet when outside of school.
  • Pupils to learn about how to empower themselves through our anti-bullying weeks
  • Pupils to develop their self-confidence and self-knowledge through our themes in our PSHE curriculum

Mutual Respect

Part of our school ethos and behaviour policy has revolved around Core Values such as ‘Respect’, and pupils have been part of discussions and assemblies related to what this means and how it is shown. Photographs around the school promote respect for others and this is reiterated through our classroom and learning rules, as well as our behaviour policy

We also encourage:

  • Pupils and staff to act promptly to challenge prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour
  • Visits to places of worship as part of our RE curriculum
  • Opportunities for pupils to discuss differences between people, such as differences of faith, ethnicity, disability, gender or sexuality and differences of family situations, such as looked-after children or young carers.
  • Tolerance of Different Faiths and Beliefs

This is achieved through enhancing pupils understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity

We also encourage:

  • Special events to celebrate the cultural diversity in our community through performance arts.
  • Assemblies and discussions involving prejudices and prejudice-based bullying, which are then supported through other curriculum areas such as PSHE and RE

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Website Use and Privacy Policy

This Privacy Notice has been written to inform you about how Pickhill CE Primary School processes your personal data when you visit our website. This notice only applies to how the organisation uses your data when you visit our website. For more information about how the organisation uses personal data in general please use our Contact Form or click here to see our other privacy notices.

Legal Information

Pickhill CE Primary School is a ‘Data Controller’ as defined by Article 4 (7) of GDPR. This means that we determine the purposes for which, and the manner in which, your personal data is processed. We have a responsibility to you and your personal data and will only collect and use this in ways which are compliant with data protection legislation.

The school has appointed Veritau Ltd to be its Data Protection Officer (DPO). The role of the DPO is to ensure that the school is compliant with GDPR and to oversee data protection procedures. Veritau’s contact details are:

  

Data Protection Officer

Veritau Ltd 

County Hall 

Racecourse Lane 

Northallerton 

DL7 8AL 

schoolsDPO@veritau.co.uk

01609 53 2526.

 

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Privacy Statement

This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for http://www.pickhill.n-yorks.sch.uk/ – the Pickhill CE Primary School website. It applies solely to this website. 

Pickhill CE Primary School is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Pickhill CE Primary School may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 14/03/19.

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  • Pickhill CE Primary School, as the data collector, may collect some information from visitors to this site. This information is used only to respond to enquiries and to monitor site usage. We will not pass on these details to third parties or use them for any other purposes unless instructed by you to do so.
  • We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
  • You will not receive unsolicited paper or electronic mail as a result of using an electronic form unless we have explicitly requested and received your permission.
  • Where personal data is requested through forms, such data is only used for the purpose stated on the form and will not be given or sold to any third parties.
  • If any changes are made to our privacy policy, these changes will be posted on our homepage.
  • Pickhill CE Primary School complies with the requirements of GDPR

Accessibility

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Questions Or Comments

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Pickhill 

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