British Values

The Department for Education state that there is a need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”

Children in each school within The Moorlands Primary Federation are encouraged to respect fundamental British values. The teaching within our school does not promote extremist views, or partisan political views and offers pupils a balanced presentation of views when political issues are brought to their attention.

We are very proud to participate in annual celebrations of the Commonwealth alongside neighbouring schools and are involved in processions and a raising of the Commonwealth flag.

Each November, we are honoured to welcome the Royal British Legion into school to talk to the children about their work and the importance of remembrance. Children from our School Council also attend services at the cenotaph and lay a wreath on behalf of our school family.

We aim to prepare children for life in modern Britain and to ensure that our school ethos, curriculum and approaches to teaching and learning reflect and promote British values. We recognise that these values are not exclusive to being British and that they have come to be accepted throughout the democratic world as the method of creating an orderly society in which individual members can feel safe, valued and can contribute to for the good of themselves and others.

We take opportunities to:

  • acknowledge, celebrate and commemorate national events and anniversaries related to key events in Britain’s past;
  • celebrate international sporting events and discover more about the countries which host them and participate in them;
  • support a number of charities that are selected by the children and arrange fundraising events;
  • support our local community and Parish.

Our school has a role in helping prevent radicalisation and supporting our children in developing a world view, recognising Britain’s place within it.

British Values are reflected in our ethos and are integral to our School Rules, Behaviour Policy and core school values.

The Rule of Law
Individual Liberty
Mutual Respect
Tolerance of Those of Different Faiths and Beliefs