Promoting British Values
All schools have a duty to ‘actively promote’ the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. These values were first set out by the government in the ‘Prevent’ strategy in 2011 and reinforced by guidance published in 2014.
The promotion of British values is central to Catholic education because British values have their origin in the Christian values of our nation. “We are proud that Catholic schools promote values that are both Catholic and British. Our schools promote cohesion by serving more ethnically diverse and poorer communities. Catholic schools provide high standards of education which are popular with parents from all social, economic and faith backgrounds.” – Paul Barber (Catholic Education Service 15th December 2014).
At St Peter’s Catholic Primary School, these values are promoted and reinforced regularly through our school mission, the curriculum and enrichment activities.