In line with DfE guidance we work actively to promote fundamental British Values at Little Stanion Primary School.
Maintained schools have obligations under section 78 of the Education Act (2002) which require schools, as part of a broad and balanced curriculum, to promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupil at the school and of society.
The key values are:
- Rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Mutual respect
- Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
Our curriculum prepares children for life in British society, this includes developing the understanding and use of money, effective reading and writing skills, collaboration and discussion to research ideas and concepts. Curriculum themes include local and National topics as well as comparisons with places on an international scale. Every Christmas the performances of EYFS children are based on the Christian faith with a traditional Nativity play.
Mutual respect is also taught within formal PSHE and RE lessons as well as in whole school and class assemblies. As well as this in an informal nature throughout the school days. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our Online Safety work and PSHE work on keeping myself safe.
Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs is promoted in RE as children gain a greater understanding of religious diversity and practices for those religions represented in the UK. Planning for RE is directed by the Northamptonshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. For more information on our RE curriculum visit: -
Led by Mr Ing, our school council promotes democratic processes through their own election. Fostering the concept of freedom of speech and group action to address need and concerns. Democratic processes are also part of the children’s curriculum and often part of whole school events for example voting for the names of our new school chickens, as well as picking Wellbeing ambassadors for each class.
Through our PE lessons we promote the value of 'fair play' and 'team work'. We also learn to follow and develop rules that are fair for all. We also learn to celebrate success as well as deal with defeat and we take part in activities that promote inclusion for all.