Schools should promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs (The Prevent Strategy 2015)
At Grange Primary School we promote British Values of Mutual Respect and Tolerance, Individual Liberty, Rule of Law and Democracy through:
- Our school ethos which focuses on ‘respect’ as a core value. This is supported through school rules with appropriate rewards and sanctions. The school rules are integral to the life of the school and include all activities during the day as well as e-safety.
- Presenting opportunities for democracy which include pupil votes, pupil voice questionnaires and the school council.
- PHSE and SMSC which are integrated throughout the curriculum and involve units about identity, friendship and respect.
- RE lessons which promote tolerance and respect for others through actively promoting diversity through exploring different cultures and beliefs. We promote the celebrations of different faiths and cultures and learn how people from other cultures live and work throughout the school.
- Philosophy for Children lessons that open up the children’s learning through an exploration of ideas, giving them the opportunity to see that their ideas have value and that other children may have different ideas which have value too.
- Our assemblies and collective acts of worship which address how British Values are relevant to all pupils.
- The children having the opportunity to take part in visiting places of worship that are important to different faiths and cultures.
- A curriculum that is supported by enrichment visits and visitors e.g. our work with Faith in Schools supports mutual respect and tolerance and visits from the police and fire services reinforce the importance of the law. Workshops are held to support activities in anti-bullying week and e-safety day. Challenge days focus on areas such as ‘A Day in Politics’. The children learn through a work week with visits to the local fire station, City airport and the Bank of England museum.
- Our debating club who compete against other schools, gives the children the opportunity to explore local, national and global issues.
- The language for the half term promotes languages spoken by pupils throughout the school.
- Our resources which are used to support the development of British values throughout the school eg we read stories that have themes that promote tolerance and mutual respect.