In 2011 the Government defined British Values as :
- Rule of Law
- Individual Liberty
- Mutual Respect
- Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
We promote these universal values through our own school ethos, values, curriculum and enrichment activities. Please look at the sections above to get a flavour of how we promote these values in our school.
Arbury Primary School has a commitment to equality in respect of disability, ethnicity, culture, national origin, national status, gender, gender identity, religion, faith background or sexual identity. We do not tolerate bullying in any form. To ensure we create an inclusive environment we teach children to value and respect others. We are proud that our children and the school community welcome all newcomers and treat each other with kindness and respect.
Governing Body / Headteacher – Arbury Primary School
Ofsted April 2018 said:
'You have created a very special ethos that is highly praised by staff, pupils and parents and carers.'
'This is fully inclusive and makes clear that each individual is precious.'
'Children are treated with respect and that school staff do all they can to support them.'
'Families very much embrace the values of the school.'
'The school is a hive of activity, with interested, enthusiastic pupils and energetic staff.'
'Pupils have very positive attitudes to learning.'
'You have worked effectively to maintain and build on the many strengths identified at your previous inspection.'
'The school not only ensures that pupils do well academically; it also offers a rich and vibrant curriculum that gives pupils memorable experiences and enables them to excel in music, drama, the arts and sport.'
'The school has established a well-deserved reputation for celebrating difference, and its excellence as a school where all pupils are respected and allowed to be themselves is something the school community values highly.'
'They believe it is important that families and young people know that equality is a legal right.'
'The school gives out a clear message to everyone that here is a safe space.'
'There is very strong pastoral support for pupils and their families.'
'Pupils said that they feel safe in school and bullying is not an issue. They said that they can approach staff with any concerns and are confident that they would be dealt with.'
In May 2017, the school was featured in an article for The Guardian in which we were identified as a ‘beacon of good practice’ in respect of promoting diversity.
Arbury Primary school was described as having “exemplary practice” in the 2017 Stonewall Education Equality Index where Cambridgeshire local authority was awarded 4th place nationally.
This practical advice on 'Being a Trans-Friendly School' may be useful to school leaders, parents and carers.
School leaders, parents and carers may wish to find out more about how we work to 'Promote Gender Equality in School.'