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British values

"A key part of our plan for education is to ensure children become valuable and fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of background.We want every school to promote the basic British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs.This ensures young people understand the importance of respect and leave school fully prepared for life in modern Britain".
Lord Nash

Examples of the understanding and knowledge we expect our pupils to learn include:

  • demonstrating an understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process

  • showing an understanding that the freedom to hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law

  • demonstrating an acceptance that people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour

  • an understanding of the importance of identifying and combatting discrimination

Examples of some of the actions we take to promote British values include:

  • within our curriculum - as appropriate for the age of pupils - material on the strengths, advantages and disadvantages of democracy, and how democracy and the law works in Britain, in contrast to other forms of government in other countries

  • ensuring all pupils within the school have a voice that is listened to, and demonstrate how democracy works by actively promoting democratic processes such as our school council whose members are voted for by the pupils

  • using opportunities such as general or local elections to hold mock elections to promote fundamental British values and provide pupils with the opportunity to learn how to argue and defend points of view