At Our Lady of the Rosary we teach British Values during specific sessions delivered during weekly Personal Development lessons. We aim to prepare our pupils to become global citizens and to live life in modern Britain. We do this by encouraging our children to embrace the fundamental British Values which we actively promote in school in everything we do.
The British Values are as follows: –
- Rule of Law
- Individual Liberty
- Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those with Different Faiths and Beliefs
Why do we teach British Values?
- To enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence.
- To enable students to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England.
- To encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely.
- To enable students to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England.
- To develop further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling students to acquire an appreciation for and respect for their own and other cultures.
- To encourage respect for other people.
- To encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England.
In Spring 1, we held a special event to celebrate our British Values understanding. We had a brilliant morning for Family Friday! Every child in our school was involved with activities to learn more about a range of religions.