At Primrose Hill Primary School we aim to prepare children for life in modern Britain by promoting the core British Values which are: democracy, rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.
We appreciate the diversity we have at Primrose Hill and respect and celebrate our differences and individuality. We aim to broaden our awareness and understanding of different faiths, cultures and lifestyles and promote respect to all individuals that form our amazing school community.
The Department for Education states that there is a need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to 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.”
The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy and these values were reiterated by the then Prime Minister David Cameron in June 2014.
To promote British Values we aim to cover these four main strands:
- The Rule of Law·
- Individual Liberty
- Mutual Respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.
Throughout the year, each year group will be taught a lesson on each of these areas. However, British values are promoted in much of what we do, during our school assemblies, Religious Education, Personal, Health and Social Education sessions and School Parliament.
The values are integral to our aims where every child within the school is seen as an individual with something unique and positive to offer to the wider community.