British Values

The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values were reiterated last year (2014) with the DfE reinforcing 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.”

Mutual Respect

Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others and all members of the school community are expected to treat each other with respect.

Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs

Carlton Vale is situated in a culturally diverse area and there is a strong history and philosophy within the school of celebrating cultural diversity.  Our programmes of assemblies (including dance extravaganzas) promote and encourage an understanding and acceptance of different faiths and beliefs through stories and celebrations from a variety of faiths and cultures. Religious Education, Personal Development and RRSA teaching reinforce this. In RE lessons, members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school and classes visit places of worship that are important to different faiths.