Al-Furqan Primary School promotes the values of:-
The five pillars are as follows:-
1) The Declaration of Faith – To make this commitment one needs to care and have a desire to develop an understanding towards what they observe and feel.
2) Five Daily Prayers – Whilst praying all Muslims, irrespective of race, colour, culture, creed stand shoulder to shoulder with respect for one another facing in the direction of Kabbah in a clean place.
3) Fasting in Ramadan – Amongst many things, Fasting teaches self-control which requires a lot of courage.
4) Giving Zakat – This is a pillar of Islam which cannot be fulfilled without care and careful thought as to who is the neediest and therefore requires the most help.
5) Hajj – Hajj cannot be completed without respect for others, a belief that Allah created all human beings equal, and a deep sense of care for the environment, animals, plants and other people’s property.
“The aim of Al-Furqan is very simple; we seek to provide a caring, secure, happy Islamic environment in which every student can discover and realise their full potential.”
British values statement
Al-Furqan Primary School is required under section 78 of the Education Act (2002) to promote the spiritual, moral, mental and physical development of pupils. As of November 2013, schools also need to promote fundamental British values as part of the school curriculum.
Our curriculum will:
Enable our pupils to develop their self knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
Enable our pupils to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil law and criminal law of England
Encourage our pupils to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely
Enable our pupils to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England
Further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling our pupils to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and others cultures
Encourage respect for other people
Encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England
Al-Furqan 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. Al-Furqan Primary School is dedicated to preparing pupils for their adult life beyond the formal, examined curriculum and ensuring that it promotes and reinforces British values to all its pupils.
The DfE has suggested that pupils are taught about fundamental British values during their spiritual, moral and cultural (SMSC) classes. Pupils are expected to display knowledge of the fundamental aspects of British values. The government has outlined their expectations, stating that pupils should:
|· Children, parents and staff have many opportunities for their voices to be heard at
Al-Furqan Primary School.· The election of the School Council members reflects our British electoral system and demonstrates democracy in action: candidates make speeches, pupils consider characteristics important for an elected representative, pupils vote in secret using ballot boxes etc. Made up of two representatives from each class. The School Council, make a meaningful contribution to the running of the school on matters that directly involve them.
· Children also have the opportunity to have their voices heard through school council suggestion box.
· Class rules are devised and agreed by each class at the start of the academic year
|The rule of law|
|· Pupils are always helped to distinguish right from wrong, in the classroom, during assemblies and on the playground.
· School rules and expectations are clear and fair.
· Pupils are taught the value and the reasons behind laws and rules that govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws or rules are broken.
· The Behaviour and Anti-Bullying policies set out clear expectations that any form of aggression, abuse or violence, which extends to pupils, staff and parents and carers, will not be tolerated.
· Within the Good to be Green behaviour system there are rewards and sanctions.
|· Pupils are encouraged to take responsibility for their behaviour and our pastoral support reinforces the importance of making the right choices.
· A strong anti-bullying culture is embedded in the school and any form of bullying is challenged and addressed. The school takes part in anti-bullying week.
· Pupils have key roles and responsibilities in school e.g. school council, monitors in class, lunch time monitors
· Pupils participate in internet safety day and by presenting an aspect of safety in assembly.
|Mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith|