The DfE has recently reinforced the need "to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, 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 2014. At Weston Shore these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways.
Children vote for their school council representatives. The school council meet and discuss issues around the school.
Children are encouraged to make choices in a safe, secure and supportive environment. Children are given freedom to make choices to choose their lunch and where to sit at lunchtime.
Rule of Law
Children are taught to have a knowledge of and respect for the school rules.
Mutual respect is at the heart of our school values, Caring, Believing, Achieving.
Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and those with no faith.
Different faiths and beliefs are explored and celebrated though assemblies and the RE curriculum.