At Dolphin School we promote the Fundamental British Values which are:
We approach the promotion of Fundamental British Values in line with the Government’s PREVENT scheme. Dolphin School pupils observe and practice these principals throughout everyday school life. We have a rich, diverse student body which enables us to celebrate and learn about traditions and practices of different faiths and cultures while encompassing the Fundamental British Values.
Throughout the school each classroom displays their own class rules and classrooms draw up an IT contract for the pupils, the teacher and teaching assistant to agree upon and sign. Each class vote in their own School Council Representative, and these pupils are the voice of the class during their fortnightly meetings.
We invest a great deal of time in creating a positive ethos in our school, so that all members of our community are in a safe environment where choices and freedoms are encouraged. In Relationship Time and lessons we support pupils in recognising how to exercise these freedoms safely. We promote the School aims and values and promote the pupils to talk about their culture and heritage. We encourage our pupils to know how they are feeling at the beginning of each day and pupils are assigned roles week which they take ownership over.
Mutual respect is at the core of school life; pupils know how to treat each other, and staff, with great respect. Visitors to our school are met with courtesy and our pupils are eager to talk about their school. During all lessons, assemblies and discussions we encourage pupils to respect their peers’ nationalities, families and belongings.
At Dolphin School we offer a culturally rich and diverse curriculum in which all major religions are studied, and visitors from these faiths are welcomed into school. We also visit places of worship from the major religions every year to understand their faith, culture and believe system. We strongly believe that tolerance is gained through knowledge and understanding; our pupils experience this first hand by visiting various places of worship throughout their time at Dolphin School. Through our curriculum and the routines of school life, we strive to demonstrate tolerance and help the pupils to become citizens who can build a better Britain for the future.
Our pupils will encounter rules and laws throughout their lives. We want them to understand that, whether these laws govern the class, the school or the country, they are set for good reason and must be adhered to. Understanding of this is consistently enforced through assemblies and many elements of school life. Their involvement in the creation of rules and routines helps them to appreciate the reasons behind them and the consequences if they are broken.