Promoting British values

Elm Tree Primary School is committed to serving its community. It recognises the multi-cultural, multi faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom. It also understands the vital role it has in ensuring that groups or individuals within the school are not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them.

It follows equal opportunities guidance which guarantees that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar. Elm Tree Primary School is dedicated to preparing students for their adult life ensuring that it promotes and reinforces British values to all its pupils.

The Government emphasises that schools are required to ensure that key ‘British Values’ are taught in all UK schools. The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy.

The five British Values are:

Democracy

The rule of law

Individual liberty

Mutual respect

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

The school uses strategies within the National curriculum and beyond to secure such outcomes for pupils.

At Elm Tree Primary School we provide opportunities for pupils to explore their own culture and have a clear understanding and appreciation of a wide range the cultural influences that have shaped modern Britain. We feel it is important to recognise the wide range of cultural backgrounds of the pupils attending our schools along with those who work here. Our SMSC provision clearly outlines how we meet these aspects of learning through national curriculum subjects.