The Government emphasises that schools are required to ensure that key 'British Values' are taught in all UK schools. The government set out its definition of British values in the 'Prevent Strategy' - values of:
Our school reflects British values in all that we do. We aim to nurture our children on their journey through life so they can grow into safe, caring, democratic, responsible and tolerant adults who make a positive difference to British society and to the world. We encourage our children to be creative, unique, open-minded and independent individuals, respectful of themselves and of others in our school, our local community and the wider world.
The teaching of Fundamental British Values is embedded in our Lunar curriculum, encouraging children to learn about British Values in a real life context, understanding how and why they shape our way of life eg Y6 discussed the theme of Individual Liberty throughout their Titanic topic, whilst debating the varying treatment of first and third class passengers; Y2 discussed the value of Tolerance through their work on Nelson Mandela; a whole school theme day to celebrate Stephen Lawrence Day, with the theme ‘Live Your Best Life’ gave classes the opportunity to explore how Mutual Respect can impact on our lives.
Each class curriculum map shows where FBV are explicitly taught throughout the topics
At St Michael with St Thomas CE Primary, we actively promote British values in the following ways: