St. Margaret’s C of E Junior School
What are British values?
Oftsed states that British values are:
- the rule of law
- individual liberty
- mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith
At St Margaret’s CofE Junior School we promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural education, incorporating fundamental British values. This permeates the school’s entire curriculum and supports the development of the whole child. We meet daily for an act of collective worship, establishing weekly themes that support our school ethos of both Christian and British values. These themes are supported by effective relationships throughout the school. Children are taught a variety of traditional British hymns and carols and perform these in assembly as well as at traditional church services. We follow guidance set out in the DfE’s document ‘Promoting fundamental values as part of SMSC in schools’
At St Margaret’s CofE Junior School, we work hard to develop our pupils’ values and attitudes. British values are promoted by all the staff and provide a model of behaviour for our pupils. They are embedded in all areas of the curriculum; planning reflects opportunities to develop our pupils’ understanding of each strand of British values regularly. Additionally we celebrate national days such as Remembrance Day, St George’s Day, the Queen’s Jubilee and birthday etc