British Values at JFS

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 7Year 8Year 9Year 10Year 11Years 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 & beliefsArt: 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 seminar3 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