We actively promote positive, inclusive values. These include:
Democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect for and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs. We believe British values are those values expected of anyone living in Britain, regardless of their nationality, culture, or religious belief.
Our ethos reflects these values. We place great emphasis on building positive relationships in school,amongst the students themselves and between staff and students. We strongly believe students should not merely be taught such values but that they are embedded into school life and how we do things.
We strive to support our students to develop into confident, happy, successful young adults who have empathy towards and an understanding of those less fortunate than themselves.
We use every opportunity to promote these values across the curriculum including PSHE, Assemblies. The following is not an exhaustive list, but provides some examples as to the different actions and provision that we have in school:
- Our school council. This is made up of democratically elected pupils from each class.
- The school council is led by Year 6 Head boy and Head girl who have written speeches and were voted for by ballot.
- School council meet with the Governing body to discuss pupil's voice.
- School council discuss with their classmates’ items on the agenda to take back to other meetings.
- Our school values link to the British values.
- We are Norbury week. We celebrate our school’s diversity.
- Our Golden rules
- Visits from the Police, fire service etc.
- Monday’s RESPECT Assembly focus on a school value each week. Children who demonstrate the value of the week is rewarded with a certificate during celebration assembly.
- We use teaching resources from a wide variety of sources across the whole curriculum (and particularly in English, RE, Geography, History and PSHE) to help pupils understand a range of faiths, beliefs, and attitudes, while emphasising British Law and tolerance.
- We encourage pupils to lead extra-curricular activities and whole school assemblies.
- We promote leadership through the appointment of playground buddies, class ambassadors and class monitors.
If you require additional information about promoting British values and preventing extremism/radicalisation please explore the following link which has a section specifically for parents: http://www.educateagainsthate.com/