National Anti-Bullying Week 12th-16th Nov 2018 Theme: 'Choose Respect'
Promoting British Values
All maintained schools must meet the requirements set out in section 78 of the Education Act 2002 and promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) developments of their pupils. Through ensuring pupils' SMSC development, schools can also demonstrate they are actively promotiong fundamental British values. Meeting requirements for collective worship, establishing a strong school ethos supported by effective relationships throughout school, and providing relevant activities beyond the classroom are all ways of ensuring pupils' SMSC development. Pupils must be encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance. It is expected that pupils should understand that whilst different people may hold different views about what is 'right' and 'wrong', all people living in England are subject to its law.
The DFE have recently 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, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs”.
Citizens of the UK are encouraged to:
Respect and obey the law
Respect the rights of others, including their right to their own opinions
Treat others with fairness
Look after yourself and your family
Look after the area in which you live and the environment
At Swallownest Primary School we believe that our vision, aims and mission statement, as well as our enriching curriculum and extra curriculum activities, fully supports these fundamental British values.
Please click on the link below to see how we promote British Values in our school: