Since 2014, the Department for Education (DfE) has required schools to promote British Values and to ensure they are taught in schools.
Anston Hillcrest Primary is committed to serving its community and recognises the multi-cultural, multi-faith, and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom. It also understands the vital role it has in ensuring that groups or individuals within the school are not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them. It follows equal opportunities guidance which guarantees that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar.
Anston Hillcrest Primary is dedicated to preparing students for their adult life beyond the formal, examined curriculum and ensuring that it promotes and reinforces British Values to all its students, which are:
The rule of law
Mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith
British Values are at the heart of curriculum delivery, and are a feature of our school aims to promote the whole child. They are prominently displayed and weekly assemblies reflect their importance to each and every member of the school, pupils understand how these fundamentally link to the school's own values. Our work, through all areas of the curriculum, held to develop pupils' awareness of local, national and global understanding of how important British Values are. This level of understanding and through our Curriculum model and rationale, has had a profound effect on the children at Anston Hillcrest Primary as it has prompted a whole school awareness of people's lives across the globe, from different backgrounds, faiths, and cultures.
Examples of how these values are modeled and delivered by the school include:
Religious Education curriculum
Discussion within curriculum subjects
Participation in competitions
Our school council ensures that every pupil's voice is heard, emphasising democracy and mutual respect for all within the school and the wider community. This forms an important part of ensuring that we educated and instill British Values in our school.