The Department for Education has introduced a statutory duty for schools to promote British Values more actively from September 2014, and to ensure they are taught in schools. Here at Castleton Primary School, British values are promoted in so much of what we do: our school assemblies, outdoor learning, Religious Education, Circle Time and Personal, Social Health Education (SEAL) sessions and, of course, many other aspects of the curriculum, such as History, English and Art. The values are integral to our long-standing inclusive ethos which complements British values. The curriculum resources "Go-Givers" enable all of our children to understand and recognise these values, preparing them for a positive future.
As well as actively promoting British values, the opposite also applies: we would actively challenge pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British values, including ‘extremist’ views.
Castleton Primary recognises the importance of its vital contribution to the community In New Wortley and the wider community. We recognise the multi-cultural, multi-faith and ever-changing nature of our community and the United Kingdom. We also understand the essential role we have in ensuring that anyone within the school is never subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them.
We follow 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 other aspect. Castleton Primary School promotes and reinforces British values to all its pupils.
The five key British values are:
- The Law;
- Individual Liberty;
- Mutual respect;
- Tolerance of differing faiths, beliefs and traditions.
Please see curriculum maps in the “Curriculum” section, for additional information about how each year group embeds British Values within their curriculum.