Promoting British Values at St John’s Catholic Primary School
The DFE has recently reinforced the need ‘to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation of all to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs’.
The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 ‘Prevent Strategy’.
At St John’s we reinforce these values in the following ways:
Democracy is promoted through Circle Time, School’s Council and class discussions.
The rule of law is promoted through our school’s Golden Rules, the behaviour policy and school assemblies. To reinforce this we have visits from authorities such as the Police, the Fire department and Road Safety team.
Individual Liberty is taught through the curriculum in lessons such as e-safety and personal, social, health education. Pupils learn how to make the right choices and to stay safe.
Mutual Respect is an important part of our school ethos and behaviour policy. Assemblies, Circle and prayer times focus on what RESPECT means and how we can show it. School Golden Rules and the School Prayer reinforce how important it is to show respect for others no matter who they are.
Tolerance of Different Faiths and Beliefs There are many opportunities for our pupils to experience and celebrate other faiths and beliefs through studies in our curriculum work.