British Values

We want our children to become responsible, active citizens who participate in democracy and public life with respect for diversity and a commitment to working towards greater community cohesion. Personal, Social, Health Education and Citizenship is at the heart of our school which emphasises the difference between right and wrong and respecting and tolerating differences in a very diverse and modern Britain. We have planned a curriculum that will enable children to make progress towards these aims. Through engaging lessons, using our challenge model and appropriate activities, we can give them all a better understanding of themselves and others in the ‘community of communities’ in which they live. We can secure and influence behaviour and attendance and encourage further involvement and commitment to education.

 

British values and related school values

Democracy

 To understand and respect the democratic process

 To understand how they can influence decision making through a democratic process

 To understand how to argue and defend a point of view

 To understand the importance of team work

 

The rule of law

 Ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong and apply this to their own lives

 Ability to accept responsibility for their behaviour

 To understand the consequences of their behaviour and actions

 Ability to resolve conflict

 Understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality and society more widely

 To understand that living under the rule of law protects them and is essential for their well-being and safety

 

Individual liberty

 To understand rights and responsibilities


Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
 Reflective about their own beliefs, religious or otherwise that inform their interest in and respect for different people’s faiths, feelings and values
 Reflective about their own experiences
 Interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues and being able to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others
 Use a range of social skills in different contexts, including working and socialising with pupils from different religions, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds
 Participate in a variety of communities and social settings, cooperating well with others
 Understanding and appreciation of the range of different cultures within school and further afield as an essential part of their preparation for life in modern Britain
 Understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity as shown by their tolerance and attitudes