At Meon Infant School, we recognise that the personal development of children plays a significant role in their ability to learn, achieve and be happy individuals. We therefore aim to provide an education that provides children with opportunities to explore and develop:
- · their own values and beliefs;
- · their own spiritual awareness;
- · their own high standards of personal behaviour;
- · their critical thinking skills
- · a positive, caring and respectful attitude towards other people;
- · an understanding of their social and cultural traditions;
- · an appreciation of the diversity and richness of their cultures.
The DfE have recently reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”
At Meon Infant School we recognise the multi-cultural, multi-faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom. We are committed to ensuring that groups or individuals within the school are not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them. The school accepts admissions from all those entitled to an education under British law, including pupils of all faiths or none. It follows the policies outlined by its governing body regarding equal opportunities, which guarantee that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar.
The Government emphasises that schools are required to ensure that key ‘British Values’ are taught in all UK schools. The government set out its definition of British values in the ‘Prevent Strategy’ – values of:
- · Democracy
- · The rule of law
- · Individual liberty
- · Mutual respect
- · Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
CLICK HERE for more information on how we Promote British Values in school.