Schools 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.” Department for Education.
At Ascot Road Community Free School we promote British Values through a holistic curriculum, high expectations, and an environment which allows pupils to develop and demonstrate the skills and attitudes which equip them to contribute and participate in modern Britain.
We have a Junior Leadership Team which is democratically elected. Student who would like to be part of this team, nominate themselves and present to the school body why they believe they would make a positive contribution to the Junior Leadership Team. Their peers them vote for the people they would like to represent them. The elected members of the Team meet regularly to work towards school improvement actions. Pupil voice surveys are conducted yearly, through hearing and responding to children’s voice the SLT and staff work towards further improving our school.
Tolerance of those of Different Faith and Beliefs
At Ascot Road we celebrate the multitude of different cultures, faiths and beliefs in which make up our school and our community. This is achieved through enhancing pupils understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity. We allow, encourage children to discuss, ask questions and teach others about different faiths and beliefs. In addition to this we teach explicit RE lessons which furthermore develops an understanding and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs. Assemblies and discussions are followed and supported by learning in RE and PSHE. We use our Assemblies to learn about and celebrate different Religious Festivals and Celebrations. Celebrating and understanding diversity is embedded within our curriculum planning. We utilise the diversity of our school community and often have parents coming in to share their different cultures and religions with us. Children speak openly and freely about differences and show understanding and open-mindedness, not only are they displaying that they are well prepared for life in modern Britain, but that they are true Global Citizens.