Al-Furqan Primary School is required under section 78 of the Education Act (2002) to promote the spiritual, moral, mental and physical development of pupils. As of November 2013, schools also need to promote fundamental British values as part of the school curriculum.
Our curriculum will:
Enable our pupils to develop their self knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
Enable our pupils to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil law and criminal law of England
Encourage our pupils to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely
Enable our pupils to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England
Further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling our pupils to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and others cultures
Encourage respect for other people
Encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England
Al-Furqan Primary School is committed to serving its community. It recognises the multi-cultural, multi-faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom. It also understands the vital role it has in ensuring that groups or individuals within the school are not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them.
It follows equal opportunities guidance which guarantees that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar. Al-Furqan Primary School is dedicated to preparing pupils for their adult life beyond the formal, examined curriculum and ensuring that it promotes and reinforces British values to all its pupils.
The DfE has suggested that pupils are taught about fundamental British values during their spiritual, moral and cultural (SMSC) classes. Pupils are expected to display knowledge of the fundamental aspects of British values. The government has outlined their expectations, stating that pupils should: