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Values at Sythwood

Promoting Fundamental British Values

At Sythwood, the British values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs are embedded within our Values Curriculum. Values and Rights Respecting underpin everything we do at Sythwood through the language that adults use with children, assemblies, lesson time and displays.

The school is aware of the need to be vigilant when it comes to any extremist attitudes or behaviour and appropriate actions will be taken accordingly. All staff are aware of the need to alert the Senior Leadership Team and Governing Body if they have any concerns of this nature.

Our overriding aim is to teach children to be resilient to extremism. This involves pupils being taught how to ask probing questions and make sound judgements for themselves about what is right and wrong. Our International Primary Curriculum enables pupils to learn that there are many differing views and experiences in the world outside of their own. Our Values Education and PHSE learning also promote the development of self-confidence, self-worth and a sense of identity. They allow pupils opportunities to reflect on and discuss different lifestyles and facets of identity, as well as being able to ask questions, to challenge inappropriate and harmful ideologies, and stand up for what they believe is right.

The principles of good teaching in which pupils reflect and question are the foundations on which we base successful building of responsibility, appreciation, perseverance, cooperation, respect and honesty.