Promoting British Values at Summerfield
In June, 2014 Michael Gove set out plans for all schoolchildren to be taught ‘British values’.
The then Education Secretary announced that from September 2014, England’s 20,000
primary and secondary schools would be required to actively promote tolerance, fairness,
respect for other faiths, and the rule of law and democracy.
Preparation for Life in Modern Britain
The government’s ‘PREVENT’ strategy sets out how public bodies manage the risks of
radicalisation and extremism.
“Schools can play an important role in helping young people to become more resilient to the
messages of violent extremists, and in tackling the sorts of grievances extremists seek to
At Summerfield we create an environment where all young people learn:
1. To understand others ‐ Behaviour Policy/Miss Dorothy .com/RE/assemblies /PSHE
2. To value and appreciate diversity ‐ Behaviour Policy/Miss Dorothy.com/RE/assemblies/PSHE
3. To develop skills to debate and analyse ‐RE/Literacy/Topic/PSHE
4. To learn about and explore the values shared by different faiths and cultures ‐RE/school ethos
5. The historical context and issues around citizenship, identity and current affairs (PSHE lessons/Topic/ Miss Dorothy .com
6. To explore controversial issues facilitated by teachers (Literacy/ Miss Dorothy .com)to
broaden their horizons by fostering good links with different community groups and
external organisations (Big Community, PSS, HEU, Police, Childline, local places of worship)
If we have concerns that a pupil may be being exposed to extremist material or influences,
we offer support through mentoring and by ensuring that the school is involved in the local
partnership structures working on preventing violent extremism. Any concerns relating to
matters of radicalisation or extremism are reported to the DSL for Child Protection and
usual Child Protection protocols are followed.
The 'WRAP' Home Office PREVENT training took place for all staff on 2nd September 2014.
We follow the National Curriculum but specifically it has been agreed that the objectives of the
curriculum at Summerfield shall be as follows: