British values

At Churchwood Primary Academy we value the diversity of backgrounds of all pupils, families and the wider Academy community. This is reflected in our Vision: At Churchwood Everyone Can and our Values: Friendship, Motivation, Pride, Belonging and Respect. These guide us through our day to day life.

Five times a year we have Themed Weeks which enable us to look in more detail at certain aspects of our Churchwood Values alongside British values.

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 Department for Education defines British Values as follows:

  • Respect for democracy and support or participation in the democratic process
  • Respect for the basis on which the law is made and applies in England
  • Support for equality of opportunity for all
  • Support and respect for the liberties of all within the law
  • Respect for and tolerance of different faiths and religious and other beliefs

Our Academy reflects British values in all that we do. We aim to nurture our children on their journey through life so they can grow into safe, caring, democratic, responsible and tolerant adults who make a positive difference to British society and to the world. We encourage our children to be creative, unique, open-minded and independent individuals, respectful of themselves and of others in our Academy, our local community and the wider world.

We actively promote British values in the following ways