At Manor Beach Primary we uphold and teach our pupils about British Values. The Department for Education has reinforced 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.”
The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values have been reiterated by the Prime Minister in 2014.
The rule of law
Impact: Children learn to take responsibility for their own actions and understand that ‘rules and laws’ are there to keep up safe and happy. Throughout school life, children will learn that decisions they make will have a consequence.
Impact: Children will gain an understanding of how we can all contribute to make a fair decision and make changes to our and other’s lives.
Impact: Children learn to value themselves and everybody around them . They understand that everyone has different ambitions and aspirations. We learn to celebrate different talents and interests. We provide opportunities for children to broaden their interests and try new things.
We create an environment whereby all children respect each other. We teach children that they are free to make their own choices within the safe boundaries of the ‘school rules’ and law of the land.
Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs . Mutual Respect.
Impact: Children learn that we live in a culturally diverse world and we develop an understanding and respect of other’s beliefs. We create an environment where children feel confident to explore and ask questions about other religions and cultures.
Children learn to be supportive of other and look for similarities but also celebrate diversity and differences. We help children to recognise their own and other’s strengths. We create a respectful learning environment where children help and support each other to learn and grow.