British Values and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development
Promoting British Values
Our promotion of British Values in school
As a school, we value and celebrate the diverse heritages of everybody. Alongside this, we value and celebrate being part of Britain. In general terms, this means that we celebrate traditions and customs in the course of the year; for example, Harvest Festival, Eid, Diwali and Christmas to name but a few. We also value and celebrate national events, e.g. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Every year we hold an 'all around the world week' where each class studies a country/continent in depth. This week culminates in our 'Carnival of Us' assembly at the end of the week, where children share their learning from the week. We also hold an annual 'diversity day' when children can come to school dressed in clothes which represent their culture and heritage. This leads to lots of interesting and respectful discussions and conversations between children.
Further, children learn about being part of Britain from different perspectives. They learn where Britain is in relation to the rest of Europe and other countries in the world and about significant events in British history such as ‘The Gunpowder plot’ and key historical figures.
See our Promoting British Values Statement below to find out how else we promote British Values in our school.