Promoting Fundamental British Values.
In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British values in our school to ensure our pupils 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
As a school we recognise the multicultural, multi-faith nature of the United Kingdom and understand the crucial role our schools play in promoting these values. We take our responsibility to promote community cohesion, generate a respect for difference and individual rights seriously.
Examples of the ways that British values are promoted include:
• Respect is embedded within the school rules and ethos
• A curriculum that encourages pupils explore their own culture and have a clear understanding and appreciation of a wide range of cultural influences that have shaped modern Britain.
• A PSHCE curriculum that allows pupils to "engage critically with stereotypes and prejudices".
• A school council whose members take part in hustings and voting processes
• A geography curriculum that covers global citizenship
• A religious education curriculum that teaches about the shared values that religion can promote
• Within the schools, children are “actively encouraged” to make choices, knowing that they are in a “safe and supportive environment”