British Values

Statement of British Values


All pupils at DEMAT schools are strongly encouraged
to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance.

At Ely St Mary’s C of E Junior School we ensure that pupils understand that, whilst different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law. Our school’s ethos and teaching supports the rule of English civil and criminal law, and we do not teach anything that undermines it.  When we teach about religious law, we explore the relationship between state and religious law, and ensure that pupils understand the difference between the law of the land and religious law.

We promote fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.  As a community, we actively challenge opinions or behaviours in school that are contrary to fundamental British values.  

We use the National Teachers’ standards and the Headteacher Standards (2017) in our appraisal of teachers and headteachers.  We expect all staff to uphold public trust in the profession and maintain high ethics and behaviour, within, and outside of, school.  This includes not undermining fundamental British values.

 

Equality Pledge

 

We believe in the dignity of all people, and their right to respect and equality of opportunity.  We value the strength that comes with difference, and the positive contribution that diversity brings to our community.