Pupils have a comprehensive understanding of British values. They have visited the Palace of Westminster to see the government in action. Pupils told inspectors that they understood the importance of being able to vote. They acknowledge the importance of exercising their vote when they elect the school council.
Elected members of the school council who spoke with inspectors said that they enjoy their role and responsibilities. They valued a visit to the Houses of Parliament and recognise that the council has an important role in the school.
The DfE have 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.'
The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values were reiterated in 2015. At Kimberley Primary and Nursery School, these values are reinforced regularly. To see how we do this, please see the documents below.
In addition, we use our regular 'Thought of the Week' to encourage discussion and reflection in class. This is designed to promote deeper thinking skills and discussion, whilst also covering fundamental, British Values. It is regularly communicated to parents and carers through our weekly newsletter.