St Gildas Catholic Primary School

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British Values

Promoting Fundamental British Values.


In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. 

Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.


The Key Values are:

  • democracy
  • rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect
  • tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs 

As a school we will focus on:

  • how our work is effective in securing these values
  • challenging pupils, staff, parents, carers and governors who express opinions contrary to these values



  • We will try to teach our pupils how they can influence decisions democratically.
  • We will encourage our pupils to become involvled in our School Council, which is our active pupil voice.
  • We will further develop the school's link with our local MP.
  • We will model how perceived 'injustice' can be challenged peacefully.


Rule of Law

  • We will ensure that our school rules are fair and clear and drawn up with the children.
  • We will help our children to distinguish between right and wrong choices.
  • We will work regularly with our PCSO.
  • We will continue to develop restorative justice as a way of resolving conflicts.


Individual Liberty

  • We will support our pupils to develop self-confidence, self-esteem and self-awareness through our PSHE programme and school ethos.
  • We will encourage our pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour, as well as knowing their rights, exploring with children the key elements of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
  • We will challenge stereotypes.
  • We will continue to promote our strong anti-bullying culture.


Respect and Tolerance

  • We will promote respect for individual differences.
  • We will help our pupils to understand and to respect their own and other cultures.
  • We will challenge any discriminatory behaviour.
  • We will visit places of worship.
  • We will continue to develop links with faith communities.
  • We will discuss differences between people, including gender, faith, ethnicity, disability and family situation.