At St James and St John Church of England Primary School we believe in the development of the “whole child” as an individual and endeavour to encourage them to become responsible global citizens in an ever changing multi-cultural, multi-faith world.
We promote the basic British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs. We take our responsibility to prepare children for life in modern Britain seriously.
Through our Christian values of friendship, hope, perseverance, respect, honesty and forgiveness we aim for our children to be successful and fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of faith, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar.
We are an equal opportunities school, working hard to ensure that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group. We also understand the vital role we play in ensuring that groups or individuals within the school are not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly or illegally, influence them.
The DfE have reinforced the need: “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all school to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of people with different faiths and beliefs”.
Democracy is when a group of people have equal rights and the freedom to choose how they are treated, rather than when one person has all the power and makes all the decisions. It can also refer to the way in which we vote for the person or group we want to represent us.
At St James and St John Church of England Primary School we teach the British value of democracy through;
The Rule of Law
Rule of Law means that all people and groups are ruled by the same laws, which help to keep us all safe and happy.
At St James and St John Church of England Primary School we teach the British value of rule of law through;
Individual Liberty is when people have the freedom to choose their faith, beliefs, likes and dislikes which are outside Government control. Individual Liberty means that each of us has the freedom to make our own choices and do what we want – within reasons. As long as we respect the other British values and the rights of others, then we are free to pursue our ambitions, to follow our own will.
At St James and St John Church of England Primary School we teach the British value of individual liberty through;
Mutual Respect is understanding that we all don’t share the same ideas, beliefs and values, but we respect each other all the same.
St James and St John Church of England Primary School we teach the British value of mutual respect through;
Tolerance of others with different faiths and beliefs
Tolerance is a fair, objective and permissive attitude to those whose faith and beliefs may differ from one’s own.
At St James and St John Church of England Primary School we teach the British value of tolerance through;