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The Government emphasises that schools are required to ensure that key ‘British Values’ are taught in all UK schools.  The government set out its definition of British values in the ‘Prevent Strategy’ – values of:

  • democracy
  • the rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect
  • tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

The promotion of British Values

The school uses strategies within the National curriculum and beyond to promote British Values for our students.

Here are some examples of when British values are shared:

What we do Examples
We provide opportunities for students to be reflective about their own beliefs and perspectives on life, and the extent to which they are the same as and different to others’ faith, feelings and values
  • RS is delivered in Key Stage 3.
  • PSHEE is part of the curriculum for all students.
  • Our assemblies uphold traditional values of Respect, Resilience, Integrity and Community.
  • A local vicar leads assemblies once a year alongside charitable organisations, sporting ambassadors and other groups.  All of whom reinforce these traditional values.
  • The school contributes towards an annual Carol Service at the local Church.
  • In History, through examining the link between conflicts and religion
  • In English, for example through poetry
We encourage students to show an interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues, and appreciate the viewpoints of others.
  • RS
  • PSHEE
  • English
  • History
  • Geography
  • Science
  • Charity fund raising (eg House Charities)
We encourage students to have a sense of enjoyment and a fascination for learning about the world around them
  • International trips and expeditions
  • Multi-cultural experiences on curriculum extension day such as African drumming.
We ensure that students know the difference between right and wrong and understand that actions have consequences so that they respect the rule of law
  • Behaviour for Learning Policy
  • Rewards, including: rewards trips
  • Celebrating success through assemblies and our annual prizegiving Evening
  • PSHEE lessons
  • PE lessons, including developing the skill of officiating.
We celebrate diversity and develop the mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
  • RS lessons
  • PSHEE lessons
We encourage students to engage positively with a life of democracy
  • Elections for the Schools Council
  • Assemblies recognising the move towards democracy happening around the world
  • History lessons
  • Student stakeholder surveys
  • Votes to decide which charities to support
 

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