Promoting British Values at Christ the King Catholic Primary School
As requested by the DfE all schools are required “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.”
As a Catholic school we follow the Gospel teachings – to love God and love one another.
We follow the example set by Jesus.
We believe we are all made in the image and likeness of God.
We show our love for others through contributing to the common good.
We show our love for others through respect for all members of God’s family and as such reject all discrimination of any kind.
This forms the basis for all that we do at Christ the King and ensures British Values are an integral part of this.
Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our CTK Stewards and Pupil questionnaires. The children have the chance to elect a representative from each class that they feel will represent their classes views. Candidates were required to prepare campaign speeches outlining their suitability for the role, their vision for the school and the change they would like to make in our local area. The CTK Stewards are actively involved in the life of the school and in decision making processes.
The Rule of Law:
The importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school assemblies. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken.
Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs:
This is achieved through enhancing pupils understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity. Each year group completes an in-depth study on different cultures and faiths through their Mission Week work and this is also part of the RE scheme of work. This is supported by visits to places of worship.
This is a fundamental part of our Faith and school ethos. Pupils have regular discussions and assemblies on what respect means and how it is shown to others.
Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make choices safely, through our provision of a safe environment and empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advise how to exercise these choices wisely.