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British Values

According to Ofsted, 'fundamental British values' are:
  • democracy.
  • the rule of law.
  • individual liberty.
  • mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith

British values are at the heart of curriculum delivery, and are a feature of our school aims to promote the whole child. They are prominently displayed and weekly assemblies reflect their importance to each and every member of the school, pupils understand how these fundamentally link to the schools own values. Recently, the school has built links with schools in other countries, through Action Aid, by sponsoring a child in Zambia to go to school. This has had a profound effect on the children at Normanby-by Spital as it has prompted a whole school awareness of children's lives acorss the globe, from different back grounds, faiths and cultures.

As a result of having an EAL pupil on role, the Ethnic Minority Service, led a Latvian Language workshop in school, this enabled the pupils to have a full appreciation of how it feels to be in a position where they didn’t understand the language, this has made them more empathetic and appreciative of anyone who is new to the country and doesn’t speak English.

In order to further promote our pupil’s awareness of a multi-cultural society, we have developed links with a school in Tower Hamlets as part of our work with our cluster of small schools, in a project called Kindred Spirits. This will provide both staff and pupils with the opportunity to work on projects with the paired school and take part in training to develop awareness and collaboration. Next year, a class in school will visit the link school and the link school will visit Normanby. We are currently working towards the British Council International Schools Award.

Our school council ensure that every pupil's voice is heard, emphasising democracy and the mutual respect for all within school and the wider community. This forms an important part of ensuring that we educated and instill British Values in our school.