Promoting Fundamental British Values and Diversity.
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:
Rainbow Flag Award
As a school we are currently working towards achieving our Rainbow Flag Award. We have been accepted onto the programme after a highly competitive selection process based on the work that is already happening within our Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural curriculum run by Miss Pickup. This award will demonstrate that as a school we have a strong commitment to improve the lives of all the young people based around focused inititatives to promote equality and support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) inclusion. The idea behind the award is to foster a positive whole school approach to educating about equality and LGBT inclusion.
Currently three teachers, Miss Pickup, Mr Perrin and Mrs Morrison have received initial training from the Proud Trust who run the award and then the rest of the staff have been trained within staff meetings. The aim of this is to help combat any homophobic, biphobic or transphobic (HBT) bullying that staff may come across in school and to help support any children who may need it. One of our first actions towards this award as well as listening to our parent view is changing the ways we line up before school and at break times. The children shall be lining up in house teams instead of separate boys and girls lines. Our uniform policy is also gender neutral allowing children to wear the uniform they are comfortable with rather than specifying what a boy or girl should wear.
You can find more information about this award by clicking the link below.