What is meant by “British values”?
We believe that the following list exemplifies some of the values held dear by British citizens:
- Respect of the rule of law
- Appreciation of the rights of other citizens
- Individual liberty
- The promotion of opportunities for all
- Support for those who cannot, by themselves, sustain a dignified life-style
- Religious tolerance and respect for cultural diversity
- Treating others with fairness
- Participation in community life
- The contribution to, as well as the benefit from, cultural and economic resource
Penkford pupils will learn about:
- How to influence society through lawful democratic participation;
- That the freedom to religion, including the freedom of others to hold faiths other than your own, is enshrined in British law;
- That people of diverse faiths should all be respected and not be discriminated against as a result of their religious affiliations;
- That it is everyone’s responsibility to identify and challenge discrimination wherever it occurs.