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Green Park School is committed to Learning for Life and this includes life in the Local Community whilst at school and beyond.

We recognize the multi-cultural, multi-faith and ever-changing nature of the school and society. We also understand the vital role it has in ensuring that young people are not subjected to intimidation or radicalization by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them.

The school accepts admissions from all those entitled to an education under British law. It follows the policies outlined by its governing body regarding equal opportunities, which guarantee that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar.

The Government emphasizes that schools are required to ensure that key ‘British Values’ are taught in all UK schools. The government set out its definition of British values in the ‘Prevent Strategy’ - values of:

  • democracy

  • the rule of law

  • individual liberty

  • mutual respect

  • tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

Should you feel that the school is not meeting this requirement, you should contact the school office and request to express your concerns with a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Likewise, if you feel that anyone working at the school is, intentionally or otherwise undermining these values, you should report this to the Senior Leadership Team or Chair of Governors.

The school does, through a wide range of activities, uphold these standards and uses several strategies when delivering the curriculum and beyond to secure such outcomes for children.

Subject Studies

All pupils have the opportunity to be made aware of and where appropriate develop the functional skills base required to access/share information, make/express decisions and apply these facets to society and the world around them. These include the understanding and use of money, effective reading and writing skills, collaborative work, to discuss and research ideas and concepts, and gain a broad and balanced understanding of the society in which they live. The cognitive ability of students is taken into consideration and work is presented in a manner that interests and motivates students. Aspects of study beyond core skills include appropriate awareness of the historical and geographical context of the United Kingdom, incorporating local, national growth and international comparisons, and how creative thinking from different cultures has a strong influence across all aspects of life.

Whole School Collective Worship/Assembly

All pupils have the opportunity to share stories, images, events, music and expectations that, with clarity and precision, promote the values expressed. Each service is planned in order to secure interest and understanding and promote interaction / engagement and impact on children regardless of knowledge, experience or cognitive maturity. ‘Collective worship’ is non-denominational. It offers choices and recognizes that those attending may have a wide range of faiths, or none. It is however, in line with regulation and is “wholly or mainly of a broadly Christian character”.

Religious Education

Religious Education involves gaining a greater understanding of religious diversity and practices, which covers key religions represented in the UK. Planning for the subject is directed by the ‘Council on Religious Education (SACRE)– Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education’. All Curriculum Medium Term Plans refer to the Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural aspects life.
Physical Education

The promotion of the concept of ‘fair play’, following and developing rules, inclusion, celebrating and rewarding success, being generous in defeat and participation in activities that promote kinship and affiliation with others is evident in physical activities.


Cultural Capital

Cultural capital is the accumulation of knowledge, behaviours, and skills that a child can draw upon and which demonstrates their cultural awareness, knowledge and competence; it is one of the key ingredients a pupil will draw upon to be successful in society, their career and the world of work.

Cultural capital gives power. It helps children achieve goals, become successful, and rise up the social ladder without necessarily having wealth or financial capital. Cultural capital is having assets that give children the desire to aspire and achieve social mobility whatever their starting point.

A Green Park School, pupils benefit from a flexible curriculum that builds on what they understand and know already. We believe that exposure, not only to culture but also to situations in which the children might not have previous experiences of, is of paramount importance to their ongoing successes.

Gradually widening children’s experiences as they progress through school is an important step in providing rich and engaging learning across the curriculum. We plan carefully for children to have progressively richer experiences in nursery and beyond. These include trips to the local park, shops and visits to places of worship, museums, sports and music venues just to name a few.

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