Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those with Different Faiths and Beliefs
Mutual respect lies at the heart of Dee Point, and we are proud to celebrate the different faiths and beliefs of children and adults within our school. As well as promoting this regularly through our attitude and approach to teaching and learning, we have also timetabled themed weeks into the school year that allow us to explore themes of tolerance and mutual respect in greater depth.
As Dee Point is situated in an area which is not culturally diverse, a great emphasis is placed on promoting diversity with the children. Assemblies are regularly planned to address this issue directly or through the inclusion of stories and celebrations from a variety of faiths and cultures. Our RE and PSHE teaching also reinforce this. Members of different faiths and religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within the school and children visit places of worship that are important to different faiths.
In 2016, all children across the school took part in British Values week. During this, every class was given a focus text as a stimulus: each text or picture book explored a different theme of tolerance and diversity in modern society. All lessons across the week were inspired by the text, and culminated in an exhibition, where classes were given the opportunity to share their outcomes with other children across the school. This allowed children to challenge their own and others’ perceptions of the world around them and was hugely beneficial in developing their knowledge of the world within and beyond the local area.