British Values

Carlton Primary School is committed to serving its local community and surrounding areas. It recognises the multi-cultural, multi faith and ever-changing nature of the area and of the United Kingdom.

The school, as a ‘Community School’, accepts admissions from all those entitled to an education under British law, including pupils of all faiths or none. It follows the policies outlined by the governing body regarding equal opportunities and access for all, which guarantee that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar.

At Carlton, we promote British values in our daily life.

The delivery of the curriculum and beyond, promotes strategies to ensure that the application of these values are made clear to all pupils and that opportunities are provided where they can apply these values.

The list below outlines a sample of how British Values are shared throughout the school. The list is not exhaustive, and represents only some of what we do.

These include the understanding and use of money, high level writing and reading skills, collaborative work in all subjects, discussion and researching of ideas and concepts and gaining a broad and balanced understanding of the society in which they live.

Aspects of study beyond core skills include the historical and geographical context of the United Kingdom, incorporating local and national evolution, as well as international comparisons.

Collective worship/assembly: The sharing of stories, images, events, music and expectations that promotes the values. Carlton’s assemblies are planned to be meaningful to children regardless of knowledge, experience or cognitive maturity.

As a ‘community school’, ‘collective worship’ is non-denominational and recognises that those attending may have a wide range of faiths, or none. It is however an opportunity for all children to develop their understanding and respect of the different faiths. The school also views assembly as a vehicle to explore aspects of the SEAL curriculum –Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning and to reinforce moral issues that underpin a safe and cohesive society.

Should you feel that the school or staff, is not meeting this requirement, you should contact the school office and request to express your concerns with the Head teacher.

British values in the ‘Prevent Strategy

The Government emphasises that schools are required to ensure that key ‘British Values’ are taught in all UK schools. The Government set out its definition of British values in the ‘Prevent Strategy’ –there are the values of:

  • democracy
  • the rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect
  • tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs