British Values at St Paul's

At St Paul's CofE Primary School, we are committed to working with our families and the wider local community to ensure that multi- cultural, multi faith and the ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom is understood and valued. We will teach all children about ‘fundamental British values’ in an age-appropriate way through a broad and balanced curriculum and also through the examples set by all members of staff. The British Values are: Democracy, The Rule of Law, Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect, Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. 

British values are a set of fundamental values that are shared by British society, and include:

Democracy: We value the importance of democracy and the rule of law, and aim to develop students' understanding of the democratic process and their role in society.

Individual liberty: We recognise the importance of individual freedom and personal responsibility, and encourage students to exercise their rights and freedoms in a responsible way.

Mutual respect and tolerance: We promote a culture of respect, where individuals are valued for their contributions and differences are celebrated. We aim to develop students' understanding and appreciation of different cultures and beliefs.

Rule of law: We aim to ensure that all members of our school community understand the importance of obeying laws and regulations, and the consequences of breaking them.

Personal, Social, Health and Education (PSHE) enables pupils to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active and responsible citizens. 

We are proud to promote diversity and inclusivity in all aspects of our educational community. At St Paul's, we celebrate the uniqueness of each individual and embrace differences in culture, language, religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and ability.

We actively promote British values through:

Focusing on and showing how the school’s work is effective in securing these values.

British values are typically taught across a number of subjects, including history, English, and personal, social, health, and economic (PSHE) education. This could include learning about the development of democracy in the UK, or about the struggles and achievements of different groups within British society in history lessons. In PSHE lessons, students may learn about the role and responsibilities of citizens in a democracy, or about how to participate in the democratic process. They may learn about the importance of mutual respect and tolerance, and how to communicate and resolve conflicts in a respectful manner.

Democracy – what do we do?

Rule of law – what do we do?

Individual liberty – what do we do?

Mutual Respect and tolerance of different cultures and religions– what do we do?