Woodberry Down Primary School is committed to serving its community. It 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. Woodberry Down Primary School is dedicated to preparing students for their adult life beyond the formal curriculum and ensuring that it promotes and reinforces British values to all its students.
The Government emphasises that schools are required to ensure that key ‘British Values’ are taught in all UK schools. The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy.
The five British Values are:
The Rule of Law
Tolerance of Those of Different Faiths and Beliefs
The Federation uses strategies within the National Curriculum and beyond to secure such outcomes for students.
Examples of the ways that the various values are promoted include
Values are embedded within the school’s standards and ethos and through the use of the IPC.
The school works with UNICEF and is a Rights Respecting School.
An active school council promote democracy and include all pupils in decisions made about their school.
Staff from other countries, and visitors from other faiths, share their language and culture with pupils.
At school, children are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment.