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British Values

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Promoting Fundamental British Values

 

At Cayton Primary School, we recognise not only the importance of allowing children to flourish academically, but we also embrace our wider role in preparing them for their adult life beyond the formal examined curriculum. Part of our role in that preparation is ensuring that we promote and reinforce British Values to our children.

The Government set out its definition of British Values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and at Cayton Primary School these values are reinforced regularly and permeate throughout our school community. In addition, we explicitly teach British Values through assemblies, collective worship, Personal, Social, Health Education & Citizenship (PSHE&C) lessons, Religious Education (RE) lessons and through other pertinent topics across the year groups. 

The examples that follow are an indication of some of the many ways we seek to embed British Values at Cayton Primary School and should be seen as an indication of our approach rather than an exhaustive list. Further specific activities can be viewed on each individual classes termly topic plans in the ‘Promoting Fundamental British Values’ section.

The key values are:

  • Democracy

  • Rule of Law

  • Individual Liberty

  • Mutual Respect

  • Tolerance of those of different faiths & beliefs

We ensure that through our school vision, ethos, agreed rules, curriculum and teaching we promote respect and tolerance for all cultures, faiths and lifestyles. As educators we have a duty to prepare our children for life in modern Britain and to keep them safe. We value the importance of and support the current Ofsted guidance.

Through a weekly assembly, children have the opportunity to achieve 'Cayton Awards', which link to our British values and support the children in their citizenship. They achieve these under the following titles:

Courage   Achievement   Your actions   Tolerance    Our world    Nurturing

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To read our commitment to British Values and Life in Modern Day Britain, click here.