At Saint Mary’s, we embrace the fundamentals of British values as they are deeply rooted in our own Christian beliefs. We recognise the importance of helping our children to flourish academically, but also spiritually, morally, socially and culturally ensuring they are fully prepared for life in a modern, multi-cultural British society. In doing so, we believe we are developing young people who will go out and make a positive change for the common good of all.
We use a range of sources to teach the importance of British values, each underpinned by our Catholic framework, The Way, The Truth, The Life. This provides children with the context and meaning for understanding why British Values are important by drawing on examples of Jesus’ teachings.
We understand the Fundamental British Values as:
- Individual Liberty
- Rule of Law
- Mutual Respect
- Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
Together, aligned with our Christian values of respect, compassion, co-operation and stewardship, we reflect on our place and purpose in the world. We simultaneously celebrate individuality and difference within our communities and share the calling to work for the common good, in the service of others.