Our curriculum promotes respect, tolerance and diversity. Children are encouraged to share their views and recognise that they are entitled to have their own different beliefs which should not be used to influence others. By building resilience and self-esteem, children are encouraged to stand firm and be positive about others and not be influenced by negative peer pressure they may encounter. Through our curriculum, we can enable children to think for themselves by providing valuable opportunities for discussing, debating, researching and questioning, set within the context of learning based on sound knowledge and understanding.
Our PSHE/SMSC provision is embedded across the curriculum, through the Jigsaw scheme of work. It directs our assemblies and underpins the ethos of the school. It is recognised that children with low aspirations are more vulnerable to radicalisation; therefore we strive to equip our pupils with confidence, self-belief, respect and tolerance as well as setting high standards and expectations for themselves. We actively promoting knowledge, skills and understanding to build the resilience of learners. These complement the key “British Values” of tolerance, respect, democracy and freedom of speech.
- Children are regularly taught about how to stay safe when using the internet and are encouraged to recognise that people are not always who they say they are online. They are taught to seek adult help if they are upset or concerned about anything they read or see on the internet.
- Children are supported in making good choices from a very young age, so they understand the impact and consequences of their actions on others.
- In RE, children learn about all major faiths and visit places of worship wherever possible.
The links below provide more information about the Prevent Strategy and British Values.
Please read our information leaflet for parents and the Radicalisation and Extremism Policy
Prevent Strategy Information for Parents
Radicalisation and Extremism Policy