Promoting Fundamental British Values
In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.
The Key Values are:
- rule of law
- individual liberty
- mutual respect
- tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
British Values in our curriculum
We expect individuals associated with our school to adhere to and respect these values which unite us all whatever their faith, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation or beliefs. There are times when our taught curriculum will cover these values but we also make best use of opportunities throughout the school day to promote these at all times. The way in which we teach these is appropriate to the stages of development of the children. This may be through assemblies, Pupil parliament, our behaviour and reward system, charity and fundraising work, and enrichment activities to name but a few!
The PHSE curriculum is designed to cover issues affecting our local school community – prominence is given to RSE, lessons on healthy and positive relationships and consent. E-safety is taught throughout the year. Assemblies and collective worship linked to the current news, provides a regular opportunity for pupils to engage with a topical issue and explore British Values. Learning about bullying and discrimination includes issues such as homophobia, race and religion and disability