Promoting British Values
Schools have a duty to actively 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. These values were first set out by the government in the ‘Prevent’ strategy in 2011.
At Stogursey Church of England Primary School we uphold and teach pupils about British Values which are defined as:
• Rule of law
• Individual liberty mutual respect
• Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
Democracy is an important value at our school. Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our School Council. The elections of members of the School Council are based on pupil votes. This supports pupils to understand how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process.
The Rule of Law:
The importance of laws and rules, whether they are those that govern the class, the school or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school assemblies. At the start of the school year each class talks about the rules of their class to ensure they are all able to learn.
School is a safe place in which we actively encourage pupils to make choices.Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our e-Safety teaching and PHSE education.
Tolerance of Those of Different Faiths and Beliefs:
Through our RE lessons the children learn about different faiths and beliefs. We give children opportunities to learn about life and culture in different countries. This is done through our topic work, themed days (World Cup) and visits. (Our residential to France).
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