Here at Easington Colliery Primary School we aim to prepare our pupils to become global citizens and to live life in modern Britain. We do this by encouraging our children to embrace the fundamental British Values which we actively promote in school.
The four British values are as follows: –
- Rule of Law
- Individual Liberty
- Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those with Different Faiths and Beliefs
This relates to pupil voice being heard and valued in school and encouraging children to become involved in decision making processes where possible. It is also important that children has understand how democracy has shaped modern Britain, how the democratic process has evolved through history and how the lack of democracy can affect people globally.
Rule of Law
This is to ensure that children have an understanding of the importance of criminal and civil law in Britain. It relates to children understanding the difference between right and wrong and that there are consequences for their actions. Respect for those that uphold and enforce the law is encouraged as is an understanding that rules and laws are in place to protect us as individuals.
This concerns the right for freedom. This includes the freedom of speech, the freedom to make choices and decisions about ourselves and the freedom to our own opinion. It also acknowledges that with this freedom comes personal responsibility; the responsibility that we won’t hurt or offend others with our thoughts and actions.
Mutual Tolerance and Respect of those with Different Faiths and Beliefs
This is rooted in an acceptance that modern Britain in diverse, is multi-cultural and multi-faith. It is an acknowledgement that no religion or belief is right or wrong and that we should all be valued as human beings and treated with equal respect and consideration. This includes respect regardless of gender, religion, ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation.