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Eastcote Primary Academy follows The National Curriculum which provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens.  It introduces pupils to the best that has been though and said and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.

Pupils are encouraged to develop a love of learning, but we also emphasise the need for determination, hard work and resilience.

If you would like to view a class Year Plan please look in the Learning Zone and click on the link but if you would like more information please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

British Values

The DfE have recently reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to 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.”

The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values have been reiterated by the Prime Minister this year. At Eastcote these values are reinforced regularly in the following ways:

Democracy:

Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our School Council, through participation in children’s committees and through Pupil questionnaires. The appointment of House Captains and each class’ representatives on the School Council are decided by children’s votes.

The Rule of Law:

The importance of rules, whether they be those that exist in the class, the school, or even the laws of the country, are consistently reinforced throughout school in lessons, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school collective worship. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Contact through visits and visitors with the Police, Fire Service and others are regular parts of our calendar and help reinforce this message.

Individual Liberty:

Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make choices safely through provision of a safe environment and empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety and PSHE lessons. Whether it be through choice of challenge, of how they record, of participation in our numerous extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices.

Mutual Respect:

Our school ethos and behaviour policy emphasise values such as respect, and children have been part of discussions and collective worship times related to what this means and how it is shown. We promote mutual respect in every lesson as we actively teach children to listen to one-another as well as express their own view.

Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs:

This is achieved through enhancing pupils understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity, for example through themed collective worship. We address prejudices and prejudice-based bullying regularly in the course of classroom learning. We have celebrated different religious and non-religious backgrounds through a “Faith” day when children were given the opportunity to reflect on their own, their family’s and others’ beliefs.