The teaching of British Values at our school is focused on directly and indirectly teaching pupils about being a positive member of a mixed local community in a diverse multicultural society. We teach and support pupils to become valuable and fully rounded members of the community and society, who treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of background, so that they will leave school fully prepared for life in modern Britain (please also see our website tab 'Our School: Preparing for Life in Modern Britain').
For British Values we teach Citizenship to help pupils to understand rights and responsibilities - their own and others - and PSHE to equip children to live healthy, safe and responsible lives.
Within this framework we specifically uphold and teach pupils about British Values which are defined as:
These values are taught directly through our broad and balanced curriculum including assemblies, English, PSHE, History, Geography, Art, Music, RE, and visits, and indirectly through our displays, resources, ethos, and policy/practice.
Please see our 'Promoting British Values Policy' for further information.
The government introduced a law to make it compulsory for places such as schools to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. This means that staff in schools nationally are working hard to ensure that young people are protected from extremism and radicalisation. Parents, teachers, friends and family all have a part to play in making sure that extremist ideas are challenged.
Unfortunately, there isn't a checklist of what makes someone become an extremist, every individual is unique.
If you have concerns about your child repeating words or phrases that go against British Values, or about a person known to you, please contact the Head teacher, Mrs Joanne Baillie, or the Deputy Head, Mrs Louise Swinfield, or the Assistant Head teacher, Mrs Jo Marsden, directly or through our school Office or a member of our Governing Board, for support and advice. Alternatively you can receive support and advice from your local police by telephoning 101.
Help and further advice: