Preparing Children for Life in Modern Britain
At Brockwell Junior School we take seriously our responsibility to prepare children for life in modern Britain. We ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and lived out through the ethos and work of the school. All curriculum areas provide a vehicle for furthering understanding of these concepts and, in particular, our RE, PSHE and Citizenship lessons provide excellent opportunities to deepen and develop understanding. Children embrace these concepts with enthusiasm and demonstrate a good understanding of their application to their own lives.
The school makes considerable efforts to ensure children have exposure to a wide experience beyond their local community during which these concepts are shown, through for example, sporting events, a range of visits and use of outdoor education centres. Their strong rooted values-based understanding gives them an excellent platform for embracing difference. Please see our full curriculum statement online.
Our whole curriculum also promotes acceptance and engagement with the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. Pupils develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.
We enjoy visits from Theatre and Derby Open Centre, we engage in practical voting at local and national elections including developing an understanding and knowledge of how parliament works. Workshops from the Primary School Engagement Team focus too on fundamental British Values. Our PSHE curriculum gives numerous opportunities to explore aspects of British values and our Picture News assemblies returns to these themes in the context of current news each week.