Statement on Promoting Fundamental British Values
At Cleeve Primary School Academy, we understand the importance of encouraging pupils to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance. We provide an environment to allow pupils to understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law. Through our school ethos and teaching, we emphasise the importance of supporting the rule of English civil and criminal law.
The government set out its definition of British values in 2011 in the document “Prevent Strategy” these values are:
· The rule of law
· Individual liberty
· Mutual respect
· Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
A document published by the DfE in November 2014 called “Promoting Fundamental British Values as part of SMSC (Spiritual, moral, social and Cultural) education in Schools”, outlines how these key British values can be made explicit to children and young people. This document can be read in full at:
Characters have been created for each area of SMSC. This enables all children, from Foundation stage to Year 6, to better understand and identify the areas of SMSC by linking the character to the themed area ie M = Moral Myrtle who knows the difference between right and wrong.
Being Culturally Aware
•Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain's parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.
•Ofsted definition of 'cultural development'
Being Morally Aware
•Recognise right and wrong; respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.
•Ofsted definition of 'moral development'
Being Socially Aware
•Use a range of social skills; participate in the local community; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict; engage with the 'British values' of democracy, the rule of law, liberty, respect and tolerance.
•Ofsted definition of 'social development'
Being Spiritually Aware
•Explore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.
•Ofsted definition of 'spiritual development'