Eyke CEVC Primary School
Commitment to British Values
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 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 this year (2014). At Eyke CEVC Primary these values are reinforced regularly and are evidenced in the following ways:
Eyke, for many years, has taught English Heritage and pupils already have a good understanding of our country, its history and some of our customs and values including democracy, law, liberty, respect and tolerance. The government are asking all schools to focus on, and show how, the school’s work is effective in securing these British Values and as a school we approach this using many different strategies. In our school, we have pupil leadership through the School Council, and the Collective Worship team. These groups lead work within the school to further promote British Values and English Heritage.
As part of our curriculum we also enhance British Values through Collective Worship, assemblies, special performances and gatherings such as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, WW1 and WW2 commemorative days and Poppy Day, as well as the Nativity Play at Christmas, visits from Santa and events within the Church Calendar.
Schools, through their curriculum, are legally bound to actively promote fundamental British values.
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