At St Thomas More Catholic Primary School and Nursery we actively promote values, virtues and ethics that shape our pupils character and moral perspective, through the teachings of the Church. We are confident that our continued focus on the Gospel Values will give our pupils the necessary awareness of what it means to be a good citizen in Britain today, and embed in them the building blocks of a future successful and productive life.
As a Catholic school we believe in celebrating the cultural backgrounds of our community whilst also promoting and holding true to what we recognise to be British Values. Democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths are taught explicitly through assemblies, PSHE, Citizenship and RE curriculum. It also permeates all aspects of the curriculum.
Promoting British Values
The curriculum should actively promote the fundamental British values.
British values are:
- The rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
Through providing a broad and balanced curriculum we guide pupils through the process of exploring ‘what it means to be British’.
Through a range of activities and experiences we encourage learners to:
- Describe their own identities and the groups that they feel they belong to
- Recognise different identities and experiences
- Appreciate that identity consists of many factors
- Recognise that each person’s identity is unique and can change
- Begin to understand the idea of stereotypes