At Kingston Park we want to support our children to not only achieve their full academic potential but also embed skills that will enable them to be good citizens and make valuable contributions to the society in which they live. We have a strong whole school approach and integral to our school vision, aims and values is the use of a ‘common language’ that promotes mutual respect, tolerance, diversity, communication and responsibility. We have a rich Moral, Spiritual and Cultural curriculum that offers a wide range of opportunities for children to learn about similarities and differences.
In 2011 the Government set out its definition of British Values in the Prevent Duty. These values, such as democracy, following the rules of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.
Below are just some examples of how we promote British Values in different subject areas.
English: Throughout our English curriculum, we incorporate themes covering tolerance, mutual respect and democracy. Poetry, songs and languages from other cultures are used to explore the meaning of concepts such as liberty, democracy and tolerance.
Citizenship: Pupils learn to understand their personal rights and freedoms, and are taught about how to exercise these safely. Pupils have the opportunity to learn about different models of democracy and regularly take part in votes, pupil voice questionnaires and pupil councils. Topics such as anti-homophobia, equal rights, and e-safety are revisited each year.
Religious education (RE): Our lessons reinforce messages of tolerance and respect for others. Children have the opportunity to visit places of worship that are important to different to faiths. At Kingston Park, we actively promote diversity through celebrations of different faiths and cultures.
History and geography: Pupils analyse events in UK and world history where British values have been tested such as both World Wars. In geography, pupils look at how different cultures live and work throughout the world.
For further information please refer to our PREVENT Booklet, British Values Policy, Our Vision, Values and Aims.
Please also refer to the following Curriculum Sections - Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Education and Personal, Social and Health Education.