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Queensway Infant Academy & Nursery is committed to serving its community and surrounding areas. We recognise the changing nature of the United Kingdom and the developing multi-cultural, multi-faith society in which we
live.

We ensure that through our school vision, ethos, curriculum and teaching we promote the British Values of Democracy, Mutual Respect, Rule of Law, Individual Liberty and Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs in order to prepare our children for life in modern Britain.

Democracy

  • Children receive a broad and balanced curriculum that teaches elements of democracy, civic responsibility, rules and laws, equality, values and virtues, environmental awareness and understanding of other faiths.
  • Children are involved in voting for a Schools Council
  • They raise money for local and national charities
  • They make decisions on classroom changes through voting
    Respect, tolerance, understanding

The Rule of Law

  • The Behaviour Policy lays down clear expectations for the conduct of pupils. These are understood by all stakeholders
  • Pupils decide on classroom rules through discussion
  • They understand the need for rules in school and society from SEAL activities
  • Through PHSE, school assemblies and circle time pupils are taught how to earn trust; they are guided to develop a strong sense of right and wrong, and guided to do the right thing even when it might be difficult
  • We have strong links with the Community Police Officer
    Respect, cooperation, courage

Individual Liberty

  • An understanding of civil liberty is developed through pupils making choices, in a safe and supportive environment
  • Pupil choice influences the curriculum and all aspects of school life
  • Achievements are celebrated in assemblies, in newsletters and on displays
  • Teaching takes account of individual learning styles of all pupils.
  • Pupils have key roles and responsibilities in school such as helpers
    Respect, courage

Tolerance of those different faiths and beliefs

  • Cultural theme weeks take place in school e.g. Diwali, Chinese New year
  • Our R.E Curriculum provides a broad and balanced education on a range of faiths, religions and cultures
  • We have a large number of EAL pupils and actively use school resources to promote their learning and integration into our school society
  • We study similarities and differences
    Mutual respect and understanding