Promoting British Values at
Norton Hill Primary School
The DFE have reinforced the 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 have been reiterated in the Department for Education’s non-statutory advice, for promoting fundamental British values as part of SMSC in schools, November 2014. At Norton Hill Primary School these values are already a well-established thread in our curriculum and embedded through our school ethos and are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:
Norton Hill Primary – We have one overarching value that underpins our broken down values and vision and our daily work in our school community. These values are Curiosity, Respect; Enthusiasm; Achievement; Team Work; Independence; Valued; Individuality; Tolerance and You!
These values are regularly reinforced through assemblies and are very much at the forefront of life at Norton Hill. All children are introduced to our values over time. As our children grow, we expect them to know our values and be able to exemplify how they might promote them.
If you were to visit Norton Hill Primary School, then these are some of the things that you might see.
Learning Together –
At Norton Hill Primary School, we develop and promote British Values throughout our school and within our curriculum.
“We want every school to promote the basic British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs.” Lord Nash
A key part of our plan for education is to ensure children become valuable and fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and leave school fully prepared for life in modern Britain.
The Rule of Law
Tolerance for those of different faiths and belief
To do this our children will develop;
An understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process
An understanding that the freedom to hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law
An acceptance that people having different faiths and beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of discriminatory behaviour
An understanding of the importance or identifying and combating discrimination
The mission statement and aims of the school clearly reflect these values, and the whole school strives to uphold them.