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Statement on Promoting Fundamental British Values

At Cleeve Primary School Academy, we understand the importance of encouraging pupils to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance. We provide an environment to allow pupils to understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law. Through our school ethos and teaching, we emphasise the importance of supporting the rule of English civil and criminal law.

The government set out its definition of British values in 2011 in the document “Prevent Strategy” these values are:

· Democracy

· The rule of law

· Individual liberty

· Mutual respect

· Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

A document published by the DfE in November 2014 called “Promoting Fundamental British Values as part of SMSC (Spiritual, moral, social and Cultural) education in Schools”, outlines how these key British values can be made explicit to children and young people. This document can be read in full at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/promoting-fundamental-british-values-through-smsc