St Martin and St Mary Church of England Primary School

Curriculum


St Martin and St Mary Church of England Primary School

British Values Statement

St Martin and St Mary Church of England Primary School is required under section 78 of the Education Act (2002) to promote the spiritual, moral, mental and physical development of pupils.  Schools also need promote fundamental British values as part of the school curriculum.

 

St Martin and St Mary Church of England Primary School is committed to serving its community.  It recognizes 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 radicalization 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. St Martin and St Mary Church of England Primary School is dedicated to preparing pupils for their adult life beyond the formal, examined curriculum and ensuring that it promotes and reinforces British values to all its pupils.

British Values are taught in a variety ways across several curriculum areas as well as forming part of our school way of life and collective worship.

We aim that our children will:

  • Understand the democratic process and how citizens can have a say in decision making.
  • Recognise the advantages to living under the rule of law and how law is essential for a safe society.
  • See that there is a separation of power and why it exists.
  • Understand the reasons for accountability of institutions and why courts maintain independence.
  • Know why freedom of religion protects all faiths, as well as those with no faith.
  • Accept that people who hold different religious beliefs should be tolerated and not be discriminated against.
  • Value the importance of identifying and combating extremism.

St Martin and St Mary Church of England Primary School does not have to promote or teach any particular belief, view or way of life that contradicts our outlook or ethos; however, we will not promote discrimination, or accept intolerance against people or groups, on the basis of their belief, opinion or background.

 

We have put together three British Values statements linked to each Key Stage. Each value is also linked to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). These are all available on our website.

 

Information for parents 2016 Key Stage 1 and 2 Curriculum Tests

Our Curriculum

Promoting British Values KS1

Promoting British Values KS2

Promoting British Values EYFS