Promoting British Values

From September 2014, The Department for Education introduced a statutory duty for schools to promote British Values more actively.

At St Mawes we take very seriously our responsibility to prepare children for life in modern Britain. We value all ethnic backgrounds and undertake a variety of events and lessons to celebrate and explore these alongside other cultures in our country.

We ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and lived out through the ethos and work of the school. All curriculum areas provide a vehicle for furthering understanding of these concepts. Our cross-curricular approach provides excellent opportunities to deepen and develop the spiritual, moral, social and cultural education of our children.

The school makes considerable efforts to ensure children have exposure to a wide experience beyond their local community. Their strong rooted values-based understanding gives them an excellent platform for embracing differences amongst themselves and the wider community.

At St Mawes we value the voice of the child and promote democratic processes – this is epitomised by our outstanding pupil parliament who make a real difference for their peers in school. This dedicated group have regular opportunities to debate ways to improve the school.

Older children often lead younger children in games and activities so that they are fully involved in all aspects of school life. We expect all our children to be good role models for each other which is encouraged through high expectations of behaviour.