Copley Junior School

British Values

'Community, Excellence, Opportunity' underpins the Vision Statement of Copley Junior School.

 At Copley Junior School we are committed to the academic, personal, social, moral and emotional development of all our pupils. Our school is a safe, caring, stimulating learning environment where the effort and achievement of every single child is celebrated and valued. In working closely with pupils, parents and the wider community, our staffing team encourages children to develop into confident and compassionate young people with a strong sense of belonging. All pupils experience a relevant, vibrant and broad curriculum that supports and challenges them to reach their full potential. We aim to nurture motivated learners who have the self belief and independence to achieve excellence and succeed.


Copley Junior School Values and British Values

At Copley Junior School we ensure that through our school vision, values, rules, curriculum and teaching we promote tolerance and respect for all cultures, faiths and lifestyles.

We have a duty to prepare our children for life in modern Britain and to keep them safe. We value the importance of the current Ofsted guidance that through their provision of Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural education, “schools should:

  • enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence;
  • enable students to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England;
  • encourage students 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 students 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 students to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures;
  • encourage respect for other people; and
  • 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.” (Promoting fundamental British values as part of SMSC in schools, November 2014)

To read our 'Promoting British Values' Policy, please visit the Policies page of the website by clicking here.

 Please find below our 2022-2023 British Values Statement. This provides an overview of our coverage of British Values and the planned impact it will have.


The Prevent Strategy

All schools (as well as other organisations) have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism. This means we have a responsibility to protect children from extremist and violent views the same way we protect them from other dangers e.g. drugs.

The Prevent strategy is not just about discussing extremism itself, which may not be appropriate for younger children. It is also about teaching children values such as tolerance and mutual respect. The school will make sure any discussions are suitable for the age and maturity of the children involved.

To read a parents' pamphlet about the Prevent strategy, please click here.

The 'Educate Against Hate' website provides useful guidance and resources. To visit this site, please click here.