The Department for Education has introduced a statutory duty for schools to promote British Values more actively from September 2014, and to ensure they are taught in schools. This is not something new at Manor Park Infant and Nursery School. British values are promoted in so much of what we do, not least during our school assemblies, Religious Education, Circle Time and Personal, Social Health Education (SCARF) sessions. The values are integral to our long-standing inclusive ethos and Manor Park values which complements British values.
As well as actively promoting British values, the opposite also applies: we would actively challenge pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British values, including ‘extremist’ views.
Manor Park Infant and Nursery is committed to serving its community and fully understands its context. It recognises the multi-cultural, multi-faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom. It also understands the vital role it has in ensuring that groups or individuals within the school are not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them.
It follows equal opportunities guidance which guarantees that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar. Manor Park Infants and Nursery School is dedicated to preparing pupils for their adult life beyond the formal, examined curriculum and ensuring that it promotes and reinforces British values to all its pupils.