At Hutton Rudby Primary School we are committed to providing every child with an excellent education.
We believe in following the Government's guidelines:
- "Schools should promote 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 must be encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance."
- "It is expected that pupils should 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."
In line with Government requirements, at Hutton Rudby Primary School we have developed the curriculum in order to illustrate our commitment to ‘British Values’. We value the diversity and differences of all our pupils and celebrate this through our culture, ethos, approach to lessons and our respectful relationships we promote. Commitment and celebration of diversity makes us collectively stronger, tolerant and respectful to all.
Our curriculum is devoted to British Values. We use the 'Picture news' learning resources and encourage transparency and openness in pupil lead discussions about current affairs news topics each week, linked to an individual British Value.
Additionally, in Key Stage 2, pupils this year will undertake a topic about World War 1 and its impact upon our society, then and now. Remembrance Day is commemorated and a two minute’s silence is observed. Throughout the school, a number of influential people and eras are studied in our Cornerstones curriculum that supports all aspects of modern day Britain.
We have read the Government's Paper on "Promoting fundamental British values as part of SMSC in Schools" (November 2014). It outlines the Departmental advice for maintained schools from the Department for Education. Download the document
Through 'Picture News' our children have been learning about the following:
Do we waste food unnecessarily?
8th-14th March 2017 British Values - 8th-14th March
Is Brexit worth the divide?
15th-21st March 2017 British Values - 15th-21st March
Why are so many families fleeing their homes?
22nd-28th March 2017 British Values - 22nd-28th March
How do you look after your teeth?
29th March-4th April 2017 British Values - 29th March-4th April
How important is it to communicate with the people we care about?
5th-11th April 2017 British Values - 5th-11th April
What do we know about life in North Korea?
26th April-2nd May 2017 British Values - 26th April-2nd May
Are our hospitals too busy?
3rd-9th May 2017 British Values - 3rd-9th May
How important is testing?
10th-16th May 2017 British Values - 10th-16th May
Rule of Law
Are fidget spinners a help or a distraction in the classroom?
17th-23rd May 2017 British Values - 17th-23rd May
Are we too reliant on computers?
24th-30th May 2017 British Values - 24th-30th May
Does politics matter?
7th-13th June 2017 British Values - 7th-13th June
Should we believe everything we read?
28th June-5th July 2017 British Values - 28th June-5th July
How important is it to have a Royal Family?
13th September - 19th September 2017 British Values - 13th September - 19th September Rule of Law
How can hope triumph after times of great difficulty?
20th-26th September 2017 British Values - 20th - 26th September 2017
How safe are the toys we buy?
27th Sept - 3rd October 2017 British Values - 27th September - 3rd October 2017
Do you always feel that you belong?
4th - 10th October 2017 British Values - 4th - 10th October 2017
Should we always stand up for what we believe in?
11th-17th October 2017 British Values - 11th-17th October 2017
When is it important to show respect?
16th-22nd October 2017 British Values - 16th - 22nd October
Manchester attack resource
Grenfell tower resource