Promoting British Values
We believe British values are best defined as 'democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs' although these values are not actually unique to Britain alone.
We believe these values are reinforced regularly through a broad and balanced curriculum, to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at Eastlands Primary School. We expect all pupils to acquire the following knowledge and understanding as a result of promoting fundamental British values:
An understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process.
Rule of Law
An appreciation that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for their wellbeing and safety.
An understanding that there is a separation of power between the executive and the judiciary, and that while some public bodies such as the police and the army can be held to account through Parliament, others such as the courts maintain independence.
An understanding that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law.
Tolerance of Different Faiths
An acceptance that other people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour; and an understanding of the importance of identifying and combatting discrimination.
(Promoting fundamental British values as part of SMSC in schools - Departmental advice for maintained schools (November 2014))
Please take a look at our collage of images to show how we promote fundamental British values at Eastlands Primary School: