As directed by the Department for Education, schools have a duty to actively promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law; individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. These values were first set out by the government in the ‘Prevent’ strategy in 2011. In November 2014, schools were required to have a strategy for embedding these values and showing how their work with pupils has been effective in doing so.

At Ark Oval Primary Academy, we uphold and teach pupils about British Values which are defined as:

  • democracy.
  • the rule of law.
  • individual liberty.
  • mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.

Enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence

Enable students to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England

Encourage students 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 students to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England

Further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling students to acquire an appreciation for and respect for their own and other cultures

Encourage respect for other people and 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.