British Values at Dogsthorpe Infant School
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, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
Dogsthorpe Infant School is fully committed to serving its community and surrounding areas and recognises that this is a multi-cultural, multi faith area. It also accepts the ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom, and its parents and children.
For further details of how we encourage our infants to adopt British values in their learning, please see our British Values noticeboard in school which is situated in the Year 2 corridor adjacent to the headteacher's office and contact our headteacher or your child's teacher for further details.
This school accepts admissions from all those entitled to an education under British law, including pupils of all faiths or none. It follows the policies outlined by its governing body regarding equal opportunities, which guarantee that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status.
The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy and these values were reiterated by the Prime Minister in 2014. At Dogsthorpe Infant School these values continue to be taught explicitly through Personal, Social, Health and Emotional (PSHE), and Religious Education (RE). We also teach these values through the planning and delivering of a broad and balanced curriculum.
We will always robustly challenge any pupil, staff member, parent or carer expressing any opinion contrary to the fundamental British Values. This includes any extremist or racist view expressed either inside the school or in the playground.