British Values

Being part of Britain/Democracy/Rules and Law/Individual Liberty/Mutual Respect and Tolerance

At Holy Trinity Lamorbey CE Primary School, we consider ourselves fortunate that our pupils, their families, our staff and other partners represent a diverse range of home backgrounds. 

The Department for Education states that there is a need:

“To create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to 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”.

As a Church of England Primary School, British Values are imbued throughout our culture and ethos. As Christians, we believe that we are all created in the image of God and are all uniquely precious and have intrinsic worth as a result. Captured in the great commandment to Love God and love your neighbour as yourself we are called to be respectful and tolerant towards all. This is reflected in all that we do as a school community.  We nurture our pupils on their journey through life so they grow into caring, responsible and tolerant adults who make a positive difference to British society and to the wider world. We encourage and nurture pupils to be creative, unique, open-minded and independent individuals, respectful of themselves and others in our school, our local community and beyond.

Key topics and themes such as democracy and the rule of law are woven into both our curriculum and our extra-curricular activities. This includes an annual visit to the Palace of Westminster, an active and democratic school council, our charity fundraising, a positive behaviour policy with a focus on behaviour as a choice and a clear structure of rewards and sanctions.