In November 2014 the British Values published guidance on promoting British Values in schools, to ensure pupils leave school prepared for life in modern Britain.
At Thameside, we have worked to link the British Values with our own
Co-operative values, making them part of our everyday school life.
Click the document to see a detailed analysis of the way in which we teach and uphold the British Values at our school.
Thameside Primary School is a partner in the St Clere’s Co-operative Academy Trust. We believe that all pupils in this community should be able to achieve their full potential through good and outstanding teaching and learning based on the Co-operative values. All pupils, parents, staff and other stakeholders are therefore encouraged to contribute to the school as an autonomous learning community. Thameside Primary School’s ethos is based on the Co-operative values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and sharing a sense of collective responsibility for supporting each other.
Thameside Primary School, established in September 2012, provides a first class primary school education for the local community by providing a new and exciting curriculum based on raising aspiration, the pursuit of excellence and high ambitions. Our pupils are confident young people with high self-esteem, high expectations and a clear sense of their personal responsibilities both for themselves and to others. Our school is a place of inspiration where pupils learn about themselves, learn how to learn, learn how to work with others, and learn how to define and achieve their personal goals. This is a school where children feel safe and “Aim High!”
Accelerated progress in raising standards is being achieved through inspirational leadership, dynamic partnerships and strong stakeholder engagement across the whole of the Trust.
In a Co-operative people help each other whilst helping themselves by working together for mutual benefit.
Individuals within Co-operatives act responsibly and play a full part in the organisation.
A Co-operative will be structured so that members have control over the organisation – one member, one vote.
Each member will have equal rights and benefits (according to their contribution).
Members will be treated justly and fairly.
Members will support each other, their communities and other co-operatives.