Core British Values
What are ‘Core British Values’?
The government defines these as:
- The rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs
What does this mean for my child?
Schools’ programmes for learning about fundamental British Values are designed to prepare children and young people for life in modern Britain.This includes helping pupils understand:
- The importance of tackling discrimination
- How we can influence decision-making by taking part in democratic processes like voting and petitioning
- Our freedom under British law to choose different faiths and beliefs
- That the law is there to keep us safe
Alderman’s Green aims to reflect British Values in all that we do. We aim to nurture our children on their journey through life so they can grow into safe, caring, democratic, responsible and understanding adults who make a positive contribution to British society and beyond. We encourage our children to be unique, open-minded and independent individuals, respectful of themselves and of others in our school, our local community and the wider world.
At Alderman’s Green we actively promote British Values through or school values (as seen above) and in the following ways:
The Rule of Law
Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are regularly supported to understand how to exercise their freedoms safely. At Alderman’s Green we support our children through ‘Online safety’, a dedicated pastoral team, PSHE, Thrive and Parent child workshops throughout the year.
Our aims are firmly based on the value of community and respect, which permeates all aspects of school life. Supported by our school core values our Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community treat each other with respect.
Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs
At Alderman’s Green, we will actively challenge children, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values, including ‘extremist’ views.