British Values at Holywell Primary School
At Holywell Primary School we 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 our school, we think it is very important that our pupils develop a strong set of values and principles and that they question and understand what it means to grow up in British society. Through a rich and challenging curriculum and through a focus on key events, we encourage pupils to reflect upon their role in society. We have developed the following statement which we feel encompasses our approach:
'Our balance of academic excellence and opportunities underpins our aspirational expectations and provides pupils with the skill, attitudes, and confidence required to lead highly successful lives in modern Britain. The promotion of equality and diversity within our schools assists us in the embedding of the British values of tolerance, fairness, respect for other faiths, and the rule of law and democracy.'
Examples of actions our school will take to promote British values are:
Democracy: an understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process
Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs: an acceptance that people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour
Rule of law: an understanding that the freedom to hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law
Individual Liberty and Mutual Respect: an understanding of the importance of identifying and combatting discrimination
British Values Statement
Our balance of academic excellence and opportunities underpin our aspirational expectations and provide pupils with the skills, attitudes, and confidence required to lead successful lives in modern Britain.
The promotion of equality and diversity within our school assists us in the embedding of the British values of tolerance fairness, respect for other faiths, and the rule of law and democracy.