At Grange Primary Academy, we promote fundamental British values through our school values, ethos, the curriculum and through spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. We reinforce and promote British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We prepare our children for life in modern Britain by equipping them to be responsible, respectful active citizens who contribute positively to society.
Something that is clearly not part of any British or human values is extremism. We actively challenge pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British values, including ‘extremist’ views. It is important to remember that whilst the threat from so-called Islamic State has been a focus in the Counter Terrorism and Security Act, the Prevent Duty is clear that extremism of all kinds should be tackled too. In England, far right groups such as Britain First and the English Defence League need to be challenged. Extremism is not a new topic in education, but schools have a relatively new statutory duty to pay “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”
The term ‘British values’ might be slightly misleading in that these values are integral to so many countries throughout the world. As with our school values, we prefer to use the term world values or human values.
Please see below to find out how our work at Grange Primary Academy promotes British Values and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development.