At St Thomas à Becket Primary School we take very seriously our responsibility to provide for the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils and to prepare children for life in modern Britain.
We actively promote the fundamental British Values of Democracy, The Rule of Law, Tolerance and Respect and Individual Liberty and ensure that they are introduced, discussed and lived out through the ethos and work of the school. They are taught through planning and delivering a broad and balanced curriculum and specifically through our RE and PSHE lessons.
Children embrace these concepts with enthusiasm and demonstrate a good understanding of their application to their own lives. In our last Ofsted inspection the inspectors recognised that children’s behaviour was exemplary and that the outcomes for our pupils were outstanding particularly in aspects of their personal development.
The school makes considerable efforts to ensure children have exposure to a wide experience beyond their local community during which these concepts are shown, through for example, sporting events, a range of visits and use of outdoor education centres. Their strong rooted Christian Values-based understanding gives them an excellent platform for embracing difference.
The British Values are taught and reinforced regularly and in the following ways: