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:
Our curriculum, where applicable, includes key references to fundamental British Values. For example, ‘democracy’ is taught within our history work and Civil Rights during RE.
Our Art curriculum celebrates art from around the world from a diverse range of cultures.
We listen to a diverse range of music, celebrating difference.
We ensure all pupils within the school have a voice that is listened to - we regularly use pupil voice to help us with school developments and curriculum reviews.
We actively promote democratic processes such as our school council whose members are voted for by the pupils.
In RE, our pupils are encouraged to express ideas and insights into key questions which face all human beings as they travel through life. RE encourages them to understand what makes them the person they are, develop and nurture healthy minds, have a curious outlook, think independently, and evaluate what they hear and see. They will gain insights and knowledge to help equip them as responsible citizens, ready to contribute positively to our society and the wider world. They will have the knowledge and skills to make sense of the world in which they live and relate to others in it. They will learn to embrace diversity, and to appreciate and look after the world we share.
Our children also take part in fundraising for external charities as well as for the school, helping them to understand how they can positively contribute to the lives of others.