Although in 2014-15 this is something which is developing in its significance for schools, it is not something new at St. Matthew's Primary. British values are promoted in so much of what we do, not least during our school assemblies, Religious Education and PSHE sessions. The values are integral to our long-standing ethos statement and school values which complements British values and always has done.
As well as actively promoting British values, the opposite also applies: we would actively challenge pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British values, including ‘extremist’ views.
The term ‘British values’ might be slightly misleading in that these values are integral to so many countries throughout the world – they differ in no way from the values of most western European countries, for example.