British Values

At St Uny CE Academy we take very seriously our responsibility to prepare children for life in modern Britain. Our school reflects British values in all that we do. We aim to nurture our children on their journey through life so that they can grow into secure, caring, democratic, responsible and tolerant adults who make a positive difference to British society and to the world. We encourage our children to be creative, unique, open-minded and independent individuals, respectful of themselves and of others in our school, our local community and the wider world. We teach core British values throughout our whole curriculum, supported by our school vision & values. 

There are 4 fundamental British Values:

  • Democracy.
  • The rule of law.
  • Individual liberty.
  • Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

 Through our provision we aim to:

  • Enable children to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • Enable children to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England.
  • Encourage children to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely.
  • Enable children to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England.
  • Develop further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling children to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures.
  • Encourage respect for other people.
  • Encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England.

 By the time children leave St Uny C of E Academy we aim for children to have:

  • An understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • An understanding of the importance of identifying and overcoming discrimination.