School Values

Our values at Harry Gosling are Equality, Excellence, Responsibility and Teamwork.  The entire school community has contributed to selecting our values and determining how we demonstrate those values at school.  


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British Values Statement

The Department for Education has introduced a statutory duty for schools to promote British values more actively from September 2014, and to ensure they are taught in schools.

Harry Gosling 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. Harry Gosling Primary School is dedicated to preparing students for their adult life beyond the formal, examined curriculum and ensuring that it promotes and reinforces British values to all its students.

The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy.

The five key British values are:

  •          Democracy
  •          The rule of law
  •          Individual liberty
  •          Mutual respect
  •          Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs (extending to all protected characteristics under the Equality Act))

The school uses strategies within the national curriculum and beyond to secure such outcomes for students and instil British values. You can find further details of this in our curriculum and policies such as SMSC, Child Protection, Equalities and Diversity, PSHE and PREVENT.