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British Values Statement

 

Promoting Fundamental British Values

 

In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.

 

The Key Values are:

 

  • democracy
  • rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

 

Therefore we aim to prepare our pupils to become good citizens of the future. Through our curriculum we teach pupils British values and how to celebrate diversity. We aim to raise their awareness of radicalisation and extremist view, whatever the source. We have adopted the principals and advice found in ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021’ and the 2011 ‘Prevent Strategy. These are incorporated into our school policy on tackling extremism.

Inclusion Statement

At St Michael’s CE (A) Primary School we are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers receiving services from the school, irrespective of race, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity, and age for staff. We will adhere to the legal definitions of these protected characteristics as set out by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) code of practice.

 

We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity, in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity and able to participate fully in school life.

 

The achievement of pupils will be monitored by race, sex, age and disability and we will use this data to support pupils, raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching. We will tackle discrimination by the positive promotion of equality, challenging bullying and stereotypes and creating an environment which champions respect for all. We believe that diversity is a strength, which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit here.

Equality statement

We are committed to anti-discriminatory practice and recognise children’s diverse circumstances. We ensure that all children have the same access to the curriculum, regardless of any barriers they may face.

 

We give special consideration to children who:

  • Have special educational needs (SEN) or disabilities or health conditions (see section 10)
  • Are young carers
  • May experience discrimination due to their race, ethnicity, religion, gender identification or sexuality
  • Have English as an additional language
  • Are known to be living in difficult situations – for example, temporary accommodation or where there are issues such as substance abuse or domestic violence
  • Are at risk of FGM, sexual exploitation, forced marriage, or radicalisation
  • Are asylum seekers
  • Are at risk due to either their own or a family member’s mental health needs
  • Are looked after or previously looked after (see section 12)
  • Are missing from education
  • Whose parent/carer has expressed an intention to remove them from school to be home educated
  • Who are deemed to be vulnerable, for any other reason
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