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Al-Furqan Primary School

Al-Furqan Primary School

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British Values

British values statement

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:

  • Understand the democratic process and how citizens can have a say in decision making.
  • Recognise the advantages to living under the rule of law and how law is essential for a safe society.
  • See that there is a separation of power and why it exists.
  • Understand the reasons for accountability of institutions and why courts maintain independence.
  • Know why freedom of religion protects all faiths, as well as those with no faith.
  • Accept that people who hold different religious beliefs should be tolerated and not be discriminated against.
  • Value the importance of identifying and combatting extremism.



Children, parents and staff have many opportunities for their voices to be heard at Al-Furqan Primary School.        

  • The election of the School Council members reflects our British electoral system and demonstrates democracy in action: candidates make speeches, pupils consider characteristics important for an elected representative, pupils vote in secret using ballot boxes etc. Made up of two representatives from each class. The School Council, make a meaningful contribution to the running of the school on matters that directly involve them.
  • Children also have the opportunity to have their voices heard through school council suggestion box.
  • Class rules are devised and agreed by each class at the start of the academic year


The rule of law

  • Pupils are always helped to distinguish right from wrong, in the classroom, during assemblies and on the playground.
  • School rules and expectations are clear and fair.
  • Pupils are taught the value and the reasons behind laws and rules that govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws or rules are broken.
  • The Behaviour and Anti-Bullying policies set out clear expectations that any form of aggression, abuse or violence, which extends to pupils, staff and parents and carers, will not be tolerated.
  • Within the Good to be Green behaviour system there are rewards and sanctions.


Individual freedom

  • Pupils are encouraged to take responsibility for their behaviour and our pastoral support reinforces the importance of making the right choices.
  • A strong anti-bullying culture is embedded in the school and any form of bullying is challenged and addressed. The school takes part in anti-bullying week.
  • Pupils have key roles and responsibilities in school e.g.  school council, monitors in class, lunch time monitors
  • Pupils participate in internet safety day and by presenting an aspect of safety in assembly.


Mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith
  • Through our Islamic ethos, pupils know and understand that it is expected that respect is shown to everyone, adults and children and respect for individual differences.
  • Pupils are helped to acquire an understanding of, and respect for, their own and other cultures and ways of life.
  • Collective worship every day.
  • The school also participates in interfaith week.
  • prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour is challenged
  • Visits to local places of worship.
  • Children learn about the major religions
  •  Al-Furqan follows the Birmingham Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education
  • Pupils contribute to hampers during Ramadan these are then distributed to the local community  eg Narthex centre, elderly , foodbanks etc


"Pupils display a deep sense of values about their own faith, while also appreciating the diversity of other faiths and cultures"- Ofsted Inspection June 2017

Al-Furqan Primary School

The Key to Success