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Primary Academy

British Values

Rushden Primary Academy actively promotes the core British values of democracy, individual liberty, the rule of law, mutual respect, tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. In accordance with these values, which are being established within our curriculum, extremist ideas will be challenged and opportunities for radicalisation prevented.

We promote British values in many ways: through teaching and learning (in particular the PSHE curriculum), and through our wider school activities.

At RPA we promote the importance of democracy through

  • the open and fair voting processes for council responsibilities (School, Sports and Eco).
  • discussions between the School Council and the Principal about matters of concern to pupils.
  • carrying out regular pupil and parent surveys to initiate improvements.

At RPA we promote the importance of individual liberty by

  • giving the opportunity to choose to take part in school-run clubs and other optional
  • encouraging child-led activities such as cake sales for charity.
  • supporting increased liberty as pupils move up through the school to Year 6.

At RPA we promote the importance of law through

  • the Home-School agreement which is signed by all pupils
  • following all government legislation relating to education
  • through our partnership with the local Road Safety Officer and Police team

At RPA we promote the importance of mutual respect through

  • the Home-School Agreement
  • our PSHE curriculum
  • agreeing on school rules
  • regular house events celebrating different aspects of the curriculum (music, sports etc.)

At RPA we promote the tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs through

  • our Religious Education curriculum
  • our religious visitors, who share stories from different religious traditions. These visitors encourage children to empathise with and pray for people of all faiths, from all over the world.