We value and celebrate being part of Britain. In general terms, this means that we celebrate traditions and customs in the course of the year, for example, Remembrance during the Autumn term, and the occasional trip to a pantomime around Christmas time (what could be more British than that!). British values can play an important role in education. They’re promoted in so much of what we do, not least during our school assemblies, Religious Education and Living and Learning sessions. We value and celebrate the diverse heritages of everybody at Moortown Primary. British values complement our long-standing aims and ethos, including our overall school aim – to be a happy and healthy place to learn.
As well as actively promoting British values, the opposite also applies: we would actively challenge pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British values, including ‘extremist’ views. This is in line with our Positive Relationships Policy.
The term ‘British values’ might be slightly misleading in that these values are integral to so many countries throughout the world – they differ in no way from the values of most western European countries, for example.
Schools are subject to a duty (Section 26, Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015) to have ‘due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’. This duty is known as the Prevent duty. Read more on our Safeguarding page.