British Values

What are ‘British Values’?

As a school we value promoting our children's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC). As part of this learning, we actively promote British values. The government defines these as Democracy, The rule of law, Individual Liberty and Mutual Respect and Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.

How do we promote this at Sunning Hill Primary School?

British values are in place to prepare all our children for life in modern Britain. These values are promoted throughout our school in our ethos, policies, assemblies, charity events, visits and are interwoven into our curriculum. Children are encouraged to engage with these values through the curriculum in ways that are age appropriate. 

Ultimately, we aim to help pupils understand:

* The importance of combatting discrimination.
* How we can influence decision-making by taking part in democratic processes like voting.
* Our freedom under British Law to choose different faiths and beliefs.
* That the law is there to keep us safe.

At Sunning Hill, we will work with parents to actively challenge any children who are expressing opinions contrary to British Values.

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