The Department for Education expects schools
"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, mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs."
At St Michael's we give our pupils the necessary awareness and understanding of what it means to be a good citizen in Britain today. Through our Curriculum we teach about democracy, civic responsibility, rules and laws, equality, values, environmental awareness and understanding of other faiths.
We promote the five British Values within school in the following ways:
Rule of law
The importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced on a daily basis, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school assemblies.
Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for pupils to make choices safely, through provision of a safe environment and empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advise how to exercise these safely, for example, through our Online Safety and PSHE lessons.
Mutual respect and tolerance of others
Ensuring children of different faiths and religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school
At St Michael’s Catholic Primary School it is the intention of the whole school community to nurture a loving, caring, supportive quality environment in which every child has the opportunity to develop Spiritually, Morally, Intellectually, Socially and Emotionally in an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect.