We are fortunate to be a very multi-cultural school with 20% of the children from BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) communities and 17% of children speaking English as an additional language.
The children can learn so much from each other about respect and tolerance of different faiths and cultures.
At Filton Hill Primary School we uphold and teach pupils about British Values, which are defined as:
- rule of law
- individual liberty
- mutual respect
- tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
We strive for a fully inclusive, respectful and happy school. We continue to challenge pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values e.g. racist or homophobic language.
These values are taught explicitly through Personal, Social, Health and Emotional (PSHE), and Religious Education (RE). We also teach British Values through planning and delivering a broad and balanced curriculum.
The school takes opportunities to further promote British Values through daily assemblies and whole school systems and structures such as electing and running a successful School Council. We also promote British values through ensuring that our curriculum planning and delivery includes real opportunities for exploring these values.
We feel it is important to involve all the children in decisions affecting them and their school. A teacher is responsible for discussing all aspects of school life with the children and listen to their concerns and suggestions for improvements.
Many ideas have been acted upon including opening the conservation area and improving the play area. In KS2 each class elects two class representatives and in KS1 two representatives are elected from year 2.