British Values & SMSC at Oakwood Junior School
In accordance with The Department for Education, we aim to actively promote British Values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is 'right' and 'wrong', all people living in England are subject to its law.
We teach and promote the concept of democracy through discussion, debate and holding 'elections' for school councillors.
We teach and promote the rule of law by following our own school behaviour policy and through learning about rights and responsibilities.
We teach and promote the concept of individual liberty by valuing all of our community and teaching the children about the lives of people elsewhere.
We teach and promote mutual respect through our day to day expectations - role modelling common courtesy, good manners and respect to all.
We teach and promote tolerance of difference faiths and cultures through assemblies, PSHE, Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural and RE lessons.