Promoting British Values
The 2014 Primary National Curriculum reinforces:
“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.”
As a school, we realise that we 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. At St. Andrew’s C.E. Primary School we promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development of our pupils and through this demonstrate our commitment to fostering fundamental British values.
These values are integral to our vision and our Christian values, and as such, they are incorporated and embedded into school ethos. Meeting requirements for collective worship, establishing a strong school ethos supported by effective relationships throughout the school, and providing relevant activities within and beyond the classroom are all ways we secure our pupils’ SMSC development. Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance.
It is expected that our children should understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law. The school’s ethos, curriculum and teaching, support the rule of English civil and criminal law.