British Values

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What are British Values?

At St. Michael’s, we understand that British Values can be summed up through 5 key points:

-Democracy

-Rule of Law

-Mutual Respect

-Individual Liberty

-Tolerance of others

How do we deliver these in our school?

In St. Michael’s, many children take on extra responsibilities, such as School Council, Bully Buster and Mini Vinnie. We hold elections to decide who will take up these positions. We also elect our Head Boy and Head Girl at the beginning of each year. Democracy is an important part of life in St. Michael’s and we understand that we need to consider who would suit these key roles.

Our school council developed a Code of Conduct which is used throughout the school. We also contribute to rules within our classroom and ensure that everyone knows their responsibility in keeping our school happy and safe.

Working together with respect for everyone is key to creating a happy environment in school. Staff and pupils support each other and disputes are settled quickly and fairly.

We are encouraged to make our own choices in school-this could be the clubs we attend, the library books we choose, the people we work and play with. It is important to be in control of our own choices and to understand that we enjoy many freedoms in our country that are denied to others around the world.

At St. Michael’s Catholic Primary School we ensure that through our vision, values, relationships and teaching we promote tolerance and respect for all cultures, faiths and lifestyles. There is also an effective suite of safeguarding policies in place to safeguard and promote pupils’ welfare.

We have a duty to prepare our pupils for life in modern Britain and to keep them safe. Everyone at our school has the right to learn and work in safety. We do not tolerate bullying of any kind and will challenge derogatory language and behaviour towards others.

We celebrated he key elements of British Values in an assembly earlier this year.

What’s great about being British?

…a range of sporting opportunities

…caring people

Access to…

…free healthcare

…goods from across the world

…free education

 Freedom to…

…walk down the street

…make our own choices

…express an opinion

…practice our faith

Diversity is…

…a variety

…a mixture of new things

…a range of different things

…an interesting mix of people.

Diversity in the UK

Down to our deepest historic roots, Britain has always been a diverse nation with people arriving here from all over the world.

As people from around the world arrive in Britain, they contribute their own ethnic and cultural influence to our society.

Diversity has made our society rich in…

culture and contributed to our economic, social and democratic development.

Can you imagine our country without all the amazing food, music, fashion, sports and people that diversity brings?