The DfE have stated that schools should actively 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.”
As a result, British values are woven into every part of our curriculum at Brooklands, and in the knowledge and skills that we teach. We want our children to become responsible, active citizens who participate in democracy and public life with respect for diversity and a commitment to working towards greater community cohesion.
At Brooklands, British Values are promoted through a variety of channels, such as:
- Teaching within the curriculum through the Jigsaw PSHE scheme of work
- Pupil Voice
- Planned assembly themes
- The promotion of our school Vision and Ethos
- The implementation of our school behaviour policy and inclusion policy
- Extended curriculum e.g. trips, visitors and themed weeks
- Star of the week
- Celebration of work through big outcomes, displays and assemblies
- Provision of time for reflection and debate e.g. circle-time
This list is not exhaustive.
For more information, view Dfe Guidance for Promoting Fundamental British Values through SMSC