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British Values

At Hillborough Infants we believe in promoting British Values and as part of our safeguarding and child protection duties we support the government's Prevent Strategy.

 

All schools are subject to a duty under Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, to have 'due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism'. This duty is known as the Prevent Duty for Schools.

 

We treat protecting the children in our care against extremism and radicalisation in the same way as we treat protecting them from other harms (e.g. abuse, neglect) whether these come from within their family or are the product of outside influences.

 

We believe British values are best defined as 'democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs' although these values are not actually unique to Britain alone.

We support the rule of English and criminal law and we will not teach anything that undermines it.

We have a duty to actively promote and embed these values and to challenge pupils, school personnel or parents who express extremist views contrary to fundamental British values. We want to ensure pupils are prepared for life in modern Britain by the active promotion of and respect of British values.

We believe these values are reinforced regularly through a broad and balanced curriculum and through:

 

  • the school council, pupil questionnaires, school councillor elections, (Democracy)
  • class/school rules, playground rules, safety rules, visits from the Police, (Rule of Law)
  • e-Safety, PSHE, extra-curricular activities (Individual Liberty)
  • behaviour policy (Mutual Respect)
  • RE, PSHE, celebration of different faiths and cultures, visit to places of worship of world faiths, promoting languages of EAL pupils, links with schools in other countries (Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs)

 

We give pupils 'first-hand experience of the diverse make-up of modern British society' by teaching them respect for other faiths and developing their awareness and knowledge of communities which are different than their own. We value the diverse ethnic backgrounds of all our pupils and throughout the year we hold a variety of events to celebrate these.

 

We 'expect teachers to uphold public trust in the profession and maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour, within and outside school' and 'not to undermine fundamental British values'.

 

We aim to ensure that pupils understand the importance of British values and leave school ready to play their full part in British society.

 

We wish to work closely with the School Council and to hear their views and opinions as we acknowledge and support Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child that children should be encouraged to form and to express their views.

 

We as a school community have a commitment to promote equality in line with the Equality Act 2010.

Our Aims

  • To actively promote and embed British values.
  • To give pupils first-hand experience of the diverse make-up of modern British society.
  • To challenge pupils, school personnel or parents who express extremist views contrary to fundamental British values.
  • To keep our pupils safe and ensure they are prepared for life in modern Britain by the active promotion of and respect of British values.
  • To share good practice within the school and with other schools.
  • To ensure compliance with all relevant legislation connected to our policy.
  • To work with other schools and the local authority to share good practice in order to improve our school policy.

 

If you would like to read our Promoting British Values Policy please CLICK HERE.

If you would like a copy please contact the school office.

 

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