The Department for Education have recently reinforced the 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 have been reiterated more recently.
All Saints’ CE (VA) Junior and Infant School is founded on the Christian faith. As a Church School, serving a diverse population, we recognise the importance of teaching our pupils mutual respect for those of different or of no faith, and the shared values of Christianity and other major world faiths.
Our Religious Education Programme includes the Calderdale/Kirklees agreed syllabus and focuses on the three faiths of Christianity, Islam and Judaism.
At All Saints’ CE School British Values are reinforced on a day to day basis through what is sometimes known as ‘the hidden curriculum’. This is where the school’s ethos influences more abstract areas of personal development such as forming and maintain relationships, self-esteem and patterns of behaviour.
We also offer regular activities and opportunities to our pupils which promote British Values in a more explicit and deliberate way. Click on each link below to find out more!