British Values

At Park Way we are an increasingly diverse and culturally rich school community. We are very proud of the way in which our children work together. We are committed to promoting the fundamental British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs in all that we do. We believe that these fit well with our school values of;
 
RESPECT- RESILIENCE - RESPONSIBILITY


​The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy. We have appointed Ms Muddassir and Miss Schofield as our British Values Champions. Their role is to make sure that British Values are taught and celebrated in our school and that the profile of this work is maintained as a high priority. These values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:

Democracy:
At Park Way, we have a school council which meets regularly to discuss issues raised in class council meetings. The council discusses issues for the school and gives children a chance to influence policy and practice. School Council representatives are elected by their classes. Class conferencing and circle time helps children to learn to respect the views of others and to take responsibility for their learning.

The Rule of Law:
Visits from authorities such as the Maidstone Magistrates, Police; Fire Service etc. are regular parts of our calendar and help reinforce this message. We have been a "pilot" school for local magistrates' work with primary schools.

Individual Liberty:
Within school, children are actively encouraged to make choices and to take responsibility for their actions, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make choices and to make mistakes safely. Children are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms with due regard for others.

Mutual Respect:
Our school values of respect, responsibility and resilience are at the centre of our efforts to help children to grow into good citizens. Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community treat each other with respect. An understanding of respect and tolerance is developed through our school values

Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs:
This is achieved through enhancing pupils understanding of their place in a culturally diverse
society and by giving them opportunities to explore and celebrate the similarities and differences between cultures.  Assemblies, RE and PHSE lessons support this. Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school.
 
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