Promoting British Values.
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:
- rule of law
- individual liberty
- mutual respect
- tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
Social, Moral, Cultural and Spiritual Aspects of learning
We aim to give the children a very rounded education. This will involve devoting time throughout the school year to the social, moral, cultural and spiritual aspects of learning. Every day in school, through class discussions, moments of thought and discussion and through the topics the children learn about, we seek to develop the children's understanding of other cultures and complex moral issues.
Learning about other Faiths and cultures
We fundamentally believe that a greater understanding of other cultures, faiths, religions can only serve to enhance the children's understanding of what it means to be British and Global Citizen in our society today. We want our children to be outward looking, tolerant and knowledgeable.
At Stalmine, through the Lancashire Agreed Syllabus, the children will learn about Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Sikhism and Buddhism. Their lessons will involve visits to places of worship and visits from different religious leaders.
Happy children who have resilience, good self esteem and a strong sense of identity and belonging will be much more able to withstand any attempts to radicalise them. Through our PSHE curriculum and all our interactions with our pupils we work hard to develop children's emotional intelligence. Our Behaviour System reinforces the values that will enable children to be respectful, tolerant and able to take responsibility for their actions. We refer to British Values often when talking to the children about behaviour so they become a part of our common language and understanding.