St Andrews Church Hall
Yeovil

Tel: 07851 359 739

Promoting Fundamental British Values

The Department of Education states that all schools and childcare providers are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, to have "Due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism". This is known as the Prevent Duty.

It is intended to help schools and childcare providers think about what they can do to protect children from the risk of radicalisation and suggests how they can access support to do this. Schools and childcare providers can also buid children's resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundemental British values and enabling them to challenge extremist views.

At Busy Bees, these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:

Democracy

We encourage children to see their role in the bigger picture, encouraging them to know their views count, value each others views and values and talk about their feelings. We use circle time, small group time and the 'childs voice book' to listen to theirr ideas, views and opinions.

Staff support the decisions that children make and provide activities that involve turn-taking, sharing and collaboration. For example, taking the snack around and laying tables. Children are also given opportunities to develop enquiring minds in an atmosphere where questions are valued.

The Rule of Law

Staff ensure that children understand their own and others behaviour and its consequences, and learn to distinguish right from wrong. (see also our behaviour policy).

Staff collaborate with the children to create the rules and codes of behaviour. For example, our 'Golden Rules' and play music so the children know its tidy up time.

Individual Liberty

Children are able to develop a positive sense of themselves. Staff provide opportunities for children to develop their self-knowledge, self esteem and increase their confidence in their own abilities. For example: allowing children to take risks, mix colours, talk about their experiences, through our themes such as 'All About Me' and 'Where I Live'.

Mutual Respect

At Busy bees we have created an ethos of inclusivity and tolerance where views, faiths, cultures and races are valued and children engage with the wider community. For example: visits from the local police and fire services and walks to local parks and shops.

The children learn about their own and other cultures, learn about similarities and differences between themselves and others and among families, faiths, communities, cultures and traditions. For example through our themes: 'My Family', 'Christmas', 'Mothers Day', 'Diwali' etc.

Staff encourage and explain the importance of tolerant behaviours such as sharing and respecting other's opinions.

Staff promote diverse attitudes and challenge stereotypes, for example: share stories that reflect and value the diversity of children's experiences and provide resources and activities that challenge gender, cultural and racial stereotyping.