British Values Statement

At Victoria Dock Primary School we value the diversity of backgrounds of all pupils, families and wider school community. We have a curriculum which takes a global approach to learning by introducing themes from the perspective of other people in other countries.

The Department for Education states that there is a 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”.

The Department for Education defines British Values as follows:

· Respect for democracy and support or participation in the democratic process

· Respect for the basis on which the law is made and applies in England

· Support for equality of opportunity for all

· Support and respect for the liberties of all within the law

· Respect for and tolerance of different faiths and religious and other beliefs

Our school reflects British values in all that we do. We aim to nurture our children on their journey through life so they can grow into safe, caring, democratic, responsible and tolerant adults who make a positive difference to British society and to the world. We encourage our children to be creative, unique, open-minded and independent individuals, respectful of themselves and of others in our school, our local community and the wider world.

Tackling Extremism and Radicalisation

At Victoria Dock Primary School we are aware that young people can be exposed to extremist influences or prejudiced views from an early age which emanate from a variety of sources and media, including via the internet, and at times learners may themselves reflect or display views that may be discriminatory, prejudiced or extremist, including using derogatory language. Any prejudice, discrimination or extremist views, including derogatory language, displayed by learners or staff will always be challenged and dealt with in line with the relevant policies on student behaviour or staff conduct.