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 it's definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values have been reiterated by the Prime Minister this year. These values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:
We treat everyone equally and everyone has equal rights. We listen to children’s and Parent’s voices taking into account everyone’s views.
The rule of Law
Children are taught and understand the importance of our rules and how they treat others. They learn right from wrong and that there are consequences when rules are broken.
Children are encouraged to make their own choices in a safe and supportive environment. They voice their own opinions and are treated as an individual.
The children use the staff as role models to learn to ‘Respect’ by caring, sharing and listening to others. They learn a sense of community by engaging in forest school in the village around them and by inviting community figures into the nursery.
Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs
Children are given opportunities to understand different faiths and beliefs by participating in a range of celebrations throughout the year. They have the opportunity to dress up in clothes and try different foods from other cultures and we encourage parents/carers to participate and support our multi-cultural events.
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