At Heatherley Primary School we take very seriously our responsibility to prepare children for life in modern Britain. The Government emphasises that schools are required to ensure that key ‘British Values’ are taught in all UK schools. The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy.
The Five British Values
- The rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Mutual respect
- Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
We ensure that these fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and lived out through the ethos and work of the school. All curriculum areas provide a vehicle for furthering understanding of these concepts and, in particular, our RE and PSHCE lessons provide excellent opportunities to deepen and develop an understanding of their rights and personal freedoms. Pupils are provided with the tools and knowledge to exercise these safely. Children embrace these concepts with enthusiasm and demonstrate a good understanding of their application to their own lives.
Vulnerable pupils are protected and stereotypes challenged. A strong anti-bullying culture is embedded in the school and any form of bullying is challenged and addressed. The school also operates a robust system of logging incidents. Pupils have responsibilities within school such as mini-leaders and playground-buddies.