The following statement was given by OFSTED to the Midland Association Safeguarding in Education Team;
“We encourage pupils to respect the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs. We ensure that partisan political views are not promoted in the teaching of any subject in the school and where political issues are brought to the attention of the pupils, reasonable, practical steps have been taken to offer a balanced presentation of opposing views.”
We believe that values need to be lived. Respect and tolerance can sometimes mean distancing oneself and not accepting others. Thistly Meadow Primary School provides a great opportunity for social cohesion to take place and children and families to live together and learn from each other and therefore experience the values of our society.
You can read below how we promote British Values at Thistly, in our work in PSHE and SMSC and how this starts in our Foundation stage. Then read our School Review for more information:
You can also find more information on keeping children safe on-line and preventing radicalisation and extremism on our e-Safety links page.