Promoting British Values
Our government believes that, 'British society is founded on fundamental values and principles, which all those living in the UK should respect and support. These values are reflected in the responsibilities, rights and privileges of being a British citizen or permanent resident of the UK. They are based on history and traditions and are protected by law, customs and expectations. There is no place in British society for extremism or intolerance.'
We support this view of British society at St Peter in Eastgate Infant School.
At St Peter in Eastgate Infant School important aspects of school life such as Collective Worship and the Phse curriculum help the children make decisions and changes to the environment and through open discussions with the pupils they can have their say in developing priorities for the school this creates positive relationships and is a valuable preparation for future life in our democratic society.
The rule of law
To help children understand how society cannot operate without a set of laws, the children themselves help us create our golden rules for school, to help us learn and develop in a safe environment.
At St Peter in Eastgate Infant School, children have opportunities to make individual choices and express their opinions safely and appropriately. This develops their character, self-belief and their sense of empathy as they are encouraged to develop these qualities in the context of the rights and needs of other members of our school community.
Through developing tolerance and mutual understanding children are encouraged to respect themselves and to respect the rights of other people. This principle underpins our behaviour policy and is put into practice in the classroom, around school, in the playground and through Collective Worship.
Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
We are lucky to have a school community that comprises of children and staff from a wide range of different cultures, languages, backgrounds and faiths. We celebrate this through our themed work, Religious Education, Collective Worship, through visiting different places of worship and welcoming visitors who can support our children in visualising the world we live in.