Promoting British Values at Longthorpe Primary School
The Department for Education state that there is a need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to 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 government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy and these values were reiterated by the Prime Minister in 2014. At Longthorpe Primary School these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways.
These values are taught explicitly through Personal, Social, Health and Emotional (PSHE), and Religious Education (RE). We also teach British Values through planning and delivering a broad and balanced curriculum. We have achieved the Ofsted accreditation of ‘Good’ which demonstrates evidence of our commitment to British Values.
The school takes opportunities to actively promote British Values through our assemblies and whole school systems and structures such as, electing and running a successful School Council and House Captains. We also actively promote the British Values through ensuring our curriculum planning and delivery includes real opportunities for exploring these values. Actively promoting British Values also means recording and reporting pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values, including ‘extremist’ views.
At Longthorpe Primary School we uphold and teach pupils about the British Values which are defined as: