British Values and the Ridge Junior School Aims
A definition of the Values and Principles of the UK (Life in the United Kingdom (A guide for new residents 3rd edition) – TSO publication – Home Office 2013)
‘British society is founded on fundamental values and principles which all those living in the UK should respect and support. These values are reflected in the responsibilities, rights and privileges of being a British citizen or permanent resident of the UK. They are based on history and traditions and are protected by law, customs and expectations. There is no place in British society for extremism or intolerance.’
The fundamental principles of British life include: Democracy, The rule of Law, Individual liberty, Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs, Participation in community life.
We at The Ridge are keen to give the children a sense of what it means to be British, for them to have a sense of themselves as active members of their local community and be aware of how this community is part of Yate, the United Kingdom and the wider global community.
In promoting British Values, we use the curriculum, daily class and community activities and whole school pupil involvement to help pupils learn about Democracy, The rule of law, Individual liberty, Tolerance of those with different faiths and belief, Participation in community life.’
For more information about British Values at The Ridge, please look at our policy