Celebrating British Values
Preparing our Children for Life in Modern Britain at Rotherhithe Primary School
At Rotherhithe Primary School, we uphold and teach pupils British Values as directed under new Ofsted guidance, September 2014. We take our responsibility to prepare children for life in modern multicultural Britain very seriously.
We ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and lived out through the ethos and work of the school.
All curriculum areas provide a vehicle for furthering understanding of these concepts and, in particular, our RE, SMSC, and
Philosophy for Children lessons provide excellent opportunities to deepen and develop understanding. Children embrace concepts of, Mutual Respect, Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs, Democracy, The Rule of Law and Individual Liberty, with pride and we continuously encourage them to demonstrate a good understanding of the application of these to their own lives.
We further promote these values across our broad, balanced and developing curriculum, through our own values of:
Courageous, Caring , Ambitious, Resilient, Empathetic
Understanding and Knowledge
Examples of the understanding and knowledge our pupils learn include:
- an understanding of how citizens can influence decision‐making through the democratic process
- an understanding that the freedom to hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law
- an acceptance that people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted , celebrated and tolerated and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour
- an understanding of the importance of identifying and combating discrimination in all forms