British Values at JFS

"The school promotes British values well. This is evident in displays around the school, in assemblies and in the curriculum. The impact of this is reflected in pupils’ respect for each other and their understanding of democracy and the rule of law." 
OFSTED 2016

At JFS we are committed to the development of students who achieve academic excellence; who have a strong sense of identity with Judaism and Israel; are thoughtful, tolerant, responsible and caring citizens of Great Britain who will take on leadership roles.

Embracing British Values is achieved through both the formal curriculum, extra-curricular activities and the School’s ethos.

The government set out its definition of British Values as:

  •   Democracy
  •   The rule of law
  •   Individual liberty & mutual respect
  •   Tolerance of those with different faiths & beliefs

To see how & where JFS promotes British Values, please see the table below.

 

 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Years 12 & 13

Democracy

 

Citizenship assembly: Democracy

Whole school:

Mock elections

Student council

Charity committee

Armistice day silence & poppy selling

Voting for teams in lessons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eng: Democracy during Dickens time which was restricted to men & higher echelons

Hist: The English Civil war & development of parliamentary democracy.

French revolution & democracy

Whole school:

Mock elections

Student council

Charity committee

Armistice day silence & poppy selling

Voting for teams in lessons

 

Classical civilizations: Ancient Athenian democracy

Eng: Democratic rights & purpose of government

Geog: World Trade  - India & China democracy & communism

Hist: Nazi Germany & lack of rights.

AJEX veterans’ day

JE: Rights & responsibilities in society

Whole school:

Mock elections

Student council

Charity committee

Armistice day silence, poppy selling.

Voting for teams in lessons.

 

 

Classical civilizations: Ancient Athenian democracy

Eng: Inspector Calls-

Nature of society’s

Hierarchies, rule of law

autocracies, socialism.

Lord of the Flies

autocracy vs. democracy.

Writing to argue/debates

Hist: Russian capitalism vs. communism. Role of democracy in Cold war.

Whole school:

 Mock elections

Student council

Charity committee

Fund raising

Armistice day silence  and poppy selling

Voting for teams  in lessons.

 

Politics society: Speakers and debates on topical political issues

Whole school:

 Mock elections

Student council

Charity committee

Fund raising

Armistice day silence

Voting for teams in lessons.

Student officer voting for Head Boy/Girl.

 

 

Politics society Speakers and debates on topical political issues

Sociology A level: The relationship between democracy & law. How Parliamentary law impacts on the family, education & social control. New Right, New Labour, pluralist & democratic values.

Politics: The difference between direct & representative democracy, strengths & weaknesses of the UK’s democratic system
The arguments in favour & against referendum use.
The importance of voting,  various electoral systems used in the UK

Ivrit: comparing electoral systems in Israel and the UK

Whole school:

 Mock elections

Student council

Charity committee

Fund raising

Armistice day silence

Head Boy girl campaigning & voting.

The rule of law

 

Citizenship assemblies Consumer rights

Shoplifting

British values assembly

Eng: Debating/persuasive skills  - if the rule of  law should be followed in a range of circumstances

Geog: Breaking environmental law & subsequent compensation.

JE: Citizenship studies: Why we need rules.

Anti-social behaviour

PE: Rules, regulations, safety, leadership & respect in all activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Citizenship assemblies

British values

Age restrictions

Human rights

Geog:

Developing Countries – Ghana.

Lack of rule of law in the cocoa industry & government corruption. The fair trade movement & co-operatives.

Issues with rule of law in post disaster scenarios.

Hist: How Charles I’s behaviour was tyrannical.

JE: How laws are made in the UK.

Secular law vs. Divine law

Children’s rights

Human rights

Child labour law

PE: Rules, regulations, safety, leadership & respect in all activities

Science: smoking & the law

 

Citizenship assemblies

 British values

Age of criminal responsibility

Eng: To Kill a Mockingbird law & civil rights

Geog: The importance in rule of law - trade game’ event

Hist: Law in Nazi Germany.

JE: Forced marriage & the law.

Gun & knife law in UK. Risk taking

Criminal justice system.

Dina demalchuta – following the law of the land

PE: Rules, regulations, safety, leadership & respect in all activities

Science: Drugs & the law

 

Citizenship assemblies- British values

Drama: debate migration, war,  law & morality

Eng: Inspector Calls

Lord of the Flies

The rule of law

Hist: lack of rights in communist Russia

PE Rules, regulations, safety, leadership & respect in all activities

Geog: The rule of law in post disaster scenarios;.

CITES – convention on international trade of endangered species – its importance in protecting biodiversity.

The importance of rule of law in ensuring clean water supplies & issues surrounding industrial accidents

Rivers. Planning permission & flood regulations.

Oceans. Breaking EU law on fishing quotas.

International Law of the sea & Whaling.

EU fishing rules & Marine Protected Areas.

JE: The centrality of law within Judaism.

The work of the Bet Din

Sociology GCSE: Power & Politics topic, rights, duties & responsibilities, freedom of speech, political pluralism.

 

Child Development: surrogacy & English law

Eng: Macbeth- Constitutional monarchy, rule by fear. Absence of rule of law

Geog: UK economy. Planning regulations. Pollution laws in Mexico city.

The challenges of employment without law.

Sustainability  & striving for international laws on climate,  the challenges of meeting the Copenhagen agreement

Hist: Legal changes in post 1945 Britain

JE: Crime & punishment & the need for Jews to uphold the law of the land.

MFL: Discussing books/film in the ‘Media & Culture’ unit that are about the law

PE Rules, regulations, safety, leadership & respect in all activities

 

Politics society speakers and debates on topical political

Politics: The UK Constitution

The relationship between the judiciary and the legislature/executive in the UK.
The ways in which the judiciary upholds the rule of law and limits government power

Psychology: beliefs, theories, and cultures, which offer explanations for human behaviour

Sociology: How Parliamentary law impacts on the family, education & social control. The ideas behind the New Right & New Labour, & how they may impact on society -pluralist & democratic values.

 

Individual liberty & mutual respect

 

Citizenship assembly British values assembly

Holocaust Memorial day assembly.

Debating society

Debating topical issues such as freedom of speech.

Geog:

Sports Regeneration unit & London. The rights & opinions of local communities in large sports led regeneration projects. The importance of respecting & considering the rights & impacts on locals in profit driven developments.

Hist: Magna Carta & individual liberty

JE; Homelessness -  citizenship

Honesty

How to treat friends

Diversity seminar

3 faiths forum

Tutorial programme: Bullying, peer pressure, circle time discussions, surgery time.

 

 

 

Citizenship assembly British values assembly

Holocaust Memorial day assembly.

Debating society: debating topical issues such as personal freedom.

Geog: The rights of indigenous Australians

Hist; French revolution – all have rights. The slave trade.

JE: Racism / bullying.

Being a British citizen

Diversity in the UK

Respecting authority of teachers, parents, elderly and the police

Tutorial programme: mutual respect, rules & the reasons for abiding by them.

 

Citizenship assembly British values assembly

Holocaust Memorial day assembly.

Hist: Loss of rights in Nazi Germany

Duke of Edinburgh award scheme

JE Risk taking & self-respect

Anti-Social behaviour

Respect for one’s community

Tutorial programme: Bullying, prejudice

 

Child development:  unit on the family

Citizenship assembly British values assembly

Holocaust Memorial day assembly.

Debating society

Diversity seminar 3 faiths forum

Drama :Bystanders, joint JE/Drama event on bystanders and need to help others

Duke of Edinburgh award scheme

Eng: Inspector Calls

Lord of the Flies

Writing to argue/Debates

Hist: Communism American Civil rights movement

JE: Justice & Equality, the work of JCOR

Male & female equality

Respect for different branches of Judaism

PE: Sports Leadership programme promotes mutual respect when students visit  other schools for sporting events.

Sociology: Problems of how minorities maybe represented are discussed in the Mass Media.

Ivrit: social issues such as, discrimination and unemployment

Citizenship assembly British values assembly

Holocaust Memorial day assembly.

PE: Sports Leadership programme promotes mutual respect when students visit primary schools for sporting events

Eng: Macbeth – Divine right of royalty vs. individual liberty

Poetry anthology

MFL: Religious tolerance & the persecution of individuals

Environmental issues; individual v collective responsibility

Gender equality; learning about gender issues, equal pay,

discrimination.

Ivrit: Environmental issues; individual vs. collective responsibility

JE: The international work of WJR.

Reconciliation.

Diversity seminar – 3 faiths forum

Prague/Amsterdam trips

Duke of Edinburgh award scheme

Feminist Society

Debating society

Debating society

Politics society

Feminist society

Sociology: Social Action perspective in society. Education & the Mass Media topic. The improved position of women in society, & the decline of negative racial stereotypes,  Mass Media, for example, examines how there are plenty of positive images on Muslims, African-Caribbean found within British society.

Politics: rights & liberties associated with living in a liberal democracy, the importance of these rights being protected

 

 

Tolerance of those with different faiths & beliefs

Art: Identity Project

Diversity seminar 3 faiths forum

Eng:

Sonnets- range of religious  points of view

JE: Citizenship studies: Asylum seekers

MFL:  Other

cultures compared to British culture.

Research into the provenance of things

students own

PE: Visits to other faith schools for various sporting fixtures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art: Aboriginal Art

& Culture.

Diversity seminar 3 faiths forum

Eng: Poetry from different cultures

Geog: Immigration & population. Our local area – Kingsbury, sub-urbanisation & immigration – the importance of respect in our diverse local community. Population & migration  - Europe. Refugees & their rights. Why do people. The importance of respect for new communities of different cultures & faith

JE: Diversity in the UK

Racism

MFL: Students study a range of different types of European values & compare them to

British values

Extra-curricular activities (theatre visits, trips) & exposure  to different foods, , costumes & masks from other countries.

PE: Visits to other faith schools for various sporting fixtures.

 

Art: The exploration of a range of artwork from a variety of cultures.

Diversity seminar 3 faiths forum

Eng: Romeo & Juliet

To Kill a Mockingbird

morals, rights, tolerance, consequences of

racism, fairness, justice.

Geog: World trade – rights of poorer rural communities in India & how discrimination is still contributing to poverty.

Hand  in Hand seminar: Working with people with disabilities, the elderly.

Hist: Nazi mistreatment of different groups such as Jews, disabled.

JE: Introduction to Y9 10 commandants course looking at the common ground of different religions

Respect of others with different cultures and beliefs

Marriage ceremonies across different faiths

JIEP: ATOI & Lavi trips, social action work with other groups of people

JWOLE -  visits from non-Jewish primary schools hosted by year 9 students

MFL: Discussing racial issues, racism & anti-racism campaigns.

PE Visits to other faith schools for various sporting fixtures.

 

 

Art: The exploration of a range of artwork from a variety of cultures.

Child development

Multicultural society

Diversity seminar 3 faiths forum

Hist: American Civil rights movement.

JE Prejudice & Discrimination unit

Holocaust

Racism & prejudice

HMD  Brent seminar

Holocaust seminar

JIEP: Shabbatonim to Gateshead and other Jewish communities

MFL: Religious tolerance – listen to/discuss the persecution of individuals

Discuss environmental issues; individual vs. collective responsibility

Visit to South of Spain & to France/Switzerland - bringing students into direct contact with their

Spanish & French peers, enabling them to discover similarities & differences & giving them an insight into the culture, language &

school, home & leisure-life of young people in another country. Any differences & difficulties have to be resolved with mutual respect.

PE: Visits to other faith schools for various sporting fixtures.

Sociology: Pluralistic values within the context of recent education policies, re importance of multicultural values

 

Art: The exploration of a range of artwork from a variety of cultures.

Geog:

Immigration in the UK over time - the importance of respect for different communities. Historical examples of racial tensions in the UK around immigration.

Hist: Post ‘45 immigration in the UK. Changes to law that made Britain a more liberal society

JE Diversity seminar 3 faiths forum

Different views on abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment.

Environmental issues

JIEP: Shabbatonim to Gateshead and other Jewish communities

MFL: French & Spanish values & comparison to British values.

Extra-curricular activities to  expose students to different foods, cooking methods, costumes & masks from other countries

PE:Visits to other faith schools for various sporting fixtures

Debating society

Duke of Edinburgh

Feminist society

National Citizenship service

JIEP – Poland trip – consequences of intolerance, genocide.

Shabbatonim to Gateshead and other Jewish communities to see how different Jewish communities live

MFL:The positive impact of multiculturalism & diversity

Politics society

Psychology A level: stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination & stereotypes & their causes

 

 

KEY:

JE:  Jewish education                                                       Eng: English                          PE: Physical education

JIEP:  Jewish Informal education                                   Hist: History             

MFL:  Modern Foreign Languages                                 Geog: Geography