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British Values

Why are British Values important?

Britain is an increasingly diverse and varied country that is Great because of the wide range of people, cultures, beliefs and ideas that come together to create modern Britain. We believe that for our students to be able to participate fully in 21st Century Britain that we need to help them develop the skills and confidence to understand other people and to be able to work with each other for everyone’s benefit.

The Government set out its definition of British Values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy and Promoting fundamental British values as part of SMSC in schools (November 2014) . At St Peter’s these values are reinforced regularly. All these aspects of learning shape our ethos and values.

As well as actively promoting British values, the opposite also applies. We actively challenge children, staff or parents expressing opinions that are contrary to fundamental values including ‘extremist’ views.

What is meant by British Values?

We believe that the following list exemplifies British Values:

How does St Peter’s School actively promote these values?

British Values are part of modern British life and as such they are evident in our daily interactions within the school community. We have identified areas where these values can be seen on a day-to-day basis at St Peter’s.  British Values are shared via SMSC in tutor time on a weekly basis, and also taught as skills and ideas during the KS3 PDLS (Personal Development and Learning Skills) curriculum and are reinforced in collapsed sessions during KS4 and KS5.