The 2014 Primary National Curriculum states:
“The need to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools 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.”
At Christopher Rawlins Church of England Primary School we uphold and teach children about British values which are defined as:
· the rule of law
· individual liberty
· mutual respect
· tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
These values are taught explicitly through our Personal, Social, Health and Emotional lessons (PSHE), Religious Education (RE) and are reflected through our collective worship. They are also taught through the delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum which includes real opportunities for exploring what these British values mean and how it affects our decision making and own personal values.
School Council, Sports Council, House Captains and Play Leaders are a good example of how children have used their understanding of British Values to elect representatives for them. These representatives work fairly to ensure that children are given broad opportunities that are fair and equitable within their school experience.
Actively promoting these values also includes challenging opinions, or behaviours in school that are contrary to them. These values are integral to our school vision and values.