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British Values

As directed by the Department for Education, 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. In November 2014, schools were required to have a strategy for embedding these values and showing how their work with pupils has been effective in doing so. 

At Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School we uphold and teach pupils about British Values which are defined as: 

  • ​Democracy
  • The Rule of Law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual Respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

These values are taught explicitly through Personal, Social, Health and Emotional (PSHE), and Religious Education (RE). We also teach British Values through planning and delivering a broad and balanced curriculum. 

The school takes opportunities to actively promote British Values through daily collective worship and whole school systems and structures such as electing and running a successful School Council. We also actively promote British Values through ensuring that our curriculum planning and delivery includes real opportunities for exploring these values.

 

Our RE scheme, The Way, The Truth and The Life, teaches the British Values through the provision of SMSC.

British Values & The Way, The Truth and The Life

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