British Values

 

Intent

 

We aim to prepare pupils for life in modern Britain effectively, by developing their understanding of the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

 

Implementation

 

At St. Peter’s, British values are promoted in a variety of ways, including through the curriculum, assemblies, wider opportunities, visits, discussions and core texts.

 

We ensure that all our children have a voice that is listened to, and our pupils learn how democracy works through the way that we actively promote democratic processes such as appointing the members of our school council. We make the most of opportunities such as general or local elections to hold our own mock elections in school, providing children with the opportunity to

learn how to argue and defend points of view respectfully. Our older children are taught about how

democracy and the law works in Britain, in contrast to other forms of government in other countries. Visitors to school, such as representatives of the Houses of Parliament, contribute towards children’s understanding of this.

 

Through our R.E. curriculum we use teaching resources from a wide variety of sources to help our pupils understand and respect a wide range of different faiths and beliefs. We have a programme in place so that children will have visited several different places of worship by the time they finish Year 6.

 

Impact

 

By the time they leave St. Peter’s, our children will have developed and be able to demonstrate skills and attitudes which allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.