Values and Belief

Al-Furqan Primary School promotes the values of:-

  • Equality amongst all races and cultures.
  • Respect for all faiths.
  • Care for oneself, all people, animals, other living things, environment, own property and other peoples property.
  • Being mindful of our accountability to Allah (s.w.t) at all times.
  • Aspire to reach our full potential at all times and in all aspects of our lives.
  • At Al-Furqan we believe that these values form the foundation of the five pillars of Islam upon which the Islamic Belief stands.

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.

MISSION STATEMENT

“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:

  • Understand the democratic process and how citizens can have a say in decision making.
  • Recognise the advantages to living under the rule of law and how law is essential for a safe society.
  • See that there is a separation of power and why it exists.
  • Understand the reasons for accountability of institutions and why courts maintain independence.
  • Know why freedom of religion protects all faiths, as well as those with no faith.
  • Accept that people who hold different religious beliefs should be tolerated and not be discriminated against.
  • Value the importance of identifying and combatting extremism.

 

Democracy
·         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.

Individual freedom
·         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
  • Through our Islamic ethos, pupils know and understand that it is expected that respect is shown to everyone, adults and children and respect for individual differences.
  • Pupils are helped to acquire an understanding of, and respect for, their own and other cultures and ways of life.
  • Collective worship every day.
  • The school also participates in interfaith week.
  • prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour is challenged
  • Visits to local places of worship.
  • Children learn about the major religions
  •  Al-Furqan follows the Birmingham Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education
  • Pupils contribute to hampers during Ramadan these are then distributed to the local community  eg Narthex centre, elderly , foodbanks etc