In November 2014, the DfE produced advice for schools on ' Promoting British values as part of SMG in school.'
This document stated the need for school 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.’ At St Maria Goretti Catholic Primary School, these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:
At St Maria Goretti Catholic Primary School, we develop and promote British Values throughout our school and within our curriculum and to ensure our children become valuable and fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and leave school fully prepared for life in modern Britain.
We strive to uphold these values which allows the children to develop;
As a school, we value and celebrate the diverse heritages of every member of our school community. Alongside this, we value and celebrate being part of Britain. In general terms, this means that we celebrate traditions and customs in the course of the year; for example, Harvest Festival during the Autumn term and pantomimes at Christmas. We also value and celebrate national focusses including; Macmillan Coffee Morning, Roald Dahl Day, Chinese New Year and Safer Internet Day, with many more opportunities planned in throughout the year to collaborate with the wider community and the world. We welcome visitors from other Faiths to help our learners to promote tolerance and respect of others in the wider society in life in Britain.
Further to this, through our curriculum offer, the children learn about being part of Britain for example;
Project Britain Interesting website about British life and culture