Living In Britain Today
Britain is a culturally rich and diverse place. At King’s Hedges Primary School we have children and adults working together, from different faith groups, or none, as well as from a huge variety of communities and backgrounds. We are an inclusive school and enjoy this diversity, celebrating with the children similarity and difference. We want all our pupils to be ready to engage in our multicultural and vibrant world as responsible citizens. This starts with working and playing together and upholding commonly agreed rules which promote the well-being and high achievement for all.
What Are British Values?
Within school we teach and uphold ‘British values’ as defined by the Department for Education:
- mutual respect
- tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
- individual liberty
- the rule of law
(Prevent Strategy 2011)
These values are, of course, upheld by many different communities around the world. We will actively challenge pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to British values, including ‘extremist’ views.
Promoting British Values
We promote these values through our own school aims and values, school curriculum and enrichment opportunities. The values link to the articles written in the UNICEF Convention of Rights of the Child. ( www.unicef.org/crc/files/Rights_overview.pdf )
'Leaders have made preparing pupils for life in modern Britain a priority. For example, the school holds elections for membership of the school council. Members are required to report back to their class on the improvements they are making around the school. Recently, following a pupil survey, additional bins have been installed and a perimeter hedge replaced to make pupils feel safer.' OFSTED 2019