Severn View Academy British Values
At Severn View Primary Academy, we actively promote British Values, as defined under the Ofsted
guidance 2014, through our school vision, ethos, agreed rules, curriculum and teaching:
‘ensure that they and the school promote tolerance of and respect for people of all faiths (or those of
no faith), cultures and lifestyles; and support and help, through their words, actions and influence
within the school and more widely in the community, to prepare children and young people positively
for life in modern Britain’.
The government define these values as
Rule of law
Tolerance of those of different faiths
At Severn View, we value the diverse backgrounds of all pupils and families and undertake a variety
of events and lessons to celebrate these. We have found this approach to be enriching for all parties
as it teaches tolerance and respect for the differences in our community and the wider world.
Underpinning all of this, are a range of curriculum topics which have strong links to the history of the
British Empire. We actively challenge children, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to
fundamental British Values, including ‘extremist’ views.
To promote these values:
We have Pupil Academy Leaders who have applied for the positions and been interviewed by SLT
and Governors. They each lead a team where pupil’s voices are heard and valued.
Our collective worship calendar actively promotes these values through the use of SMSC and RE
objectives. These values are a focus for each term and incorporated further into PSHE and RE
Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the
responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from
authorities such as the Police, Fire Service, etc. are regular parts of our calendar and help
reinforce this message. In the broad and balanced curriculum that we deliver there is opportunity
to discuss these.
Pupils are actively encouraged and supported to make informed choices, to know and exercise
their rights and personal freedom (through our work with Unicef and Children’s Rights), but safely
for example through our e-safety policy.
Our positive behaviour policy encourages tolerance and mutual respect.
We visit different places of worship and have visitors to school from other faiths. We have
established close links with the local community.
As a school we recognize and celebrate traditional Saints days and visit the church.
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