Schools are now expected to focus on, and be able to show how their work with pupils is effective in, embedding fundamental British Values. The government set out its definition of these in the 2011 Prevent Strategy – values of:
- Mutural respect between those of different faiths and beliefs
- The rule of law
- Individual liberty
As a school, we feel our Christian ethos compliments the government’s requirement of ensuring that key British Values are taught.
In reflecting the Christian ethos of our school, we create a caring and secure atmosphere, encouraging our children to be unique, creative, independent individuals, open-minded and respectful of themselves and of others in our school.
Through initiatives such as Many Cultures One Family, we encourage cohesion by celebrating the children’s different cultural heritages and promoting peace and harmony as we work alongside each other in school and in the wider community.
For further reading and to gain a very useful insight, please have a look at Developing British Values designed by London Grid for Learning.