In accordance with The Department for Education, we aim to actively promote British values in school to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain.
Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance, and understand that, while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.
The key values are:
• rule of law;
• individual liberty;
• mutual respect;
• tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.
Democracy is when people have equal rights and the freedom to choose how they are treated, rather than when one person has all the power and makes all the decisions.
In Britain, all adults 18 years and older can vote to decide which political party should lead our country.
At the moment, Boris Johnson is our Prime Minister and the Conservative party are in charge of making decisions in Great Britain.
Our new School Council were elected by their class members and they are now responsible for making decisions about changes that should happen in our school.
Rule of Law
The Rule of Law means that all people are ruled by the same laws. The law protects us, keeps us safe and influences our behaviour.
In 1215, King John of England established the Magna Carta. The Magna Carta stated that everybody in England, even the King or Queen, must obey the law.
The laws in school are called Green Rules, they are to keep us all safe and happy.
Individual liberty is when people have the freedom to choose their faith, beliefs, likes and dislikes. In Britain, all adults have the freedom to make choices that will affect their lives and those of their children. Some of the choices include where they live and work, where their children go to school, where they shop, where they go on holiday and what time they go home.
We know that in many other countries there is little individual liberty due to war or the leadership of the country. In assemblies, we have found out about the Syrian refugees who have had to leave Syria because of the war and find new homes in countries where there is individual liberty and safety.
During Children in Need day and Comic Relief day we have had fun raising money to help children who have fled to Britain to escape danger in their own country.
Mutual respect is showing respect towards people whose opinions, beliefs, traditions, race, and culture may be different to our own, which is then shown back to us. Finding out about each other will help us to understand and to treat others in the way we would wish to be treated.
We promote mutual respect in everything that we do in and out of school. We show respect to each other and to visitors to our school. We show respect when we are on school visits and residential trips. All our sports teams have been commended for their respect towards other competitors during matches, tournaments and galas this year.
Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs is showing respect towards people who share different beliefs and traditions to our own.
We have daily Collective Worship which explains Christian Festivals as well as significant events of other faiths.
We promote an understanding of other faiths and beliefs through RE lessons where the six major faiths are covered from year one to year six.