British Values

Since September 2014, The Department for Education introduced a statutory duty for schools to promote British Values and for them to be taught in schools.

British values are encompassed in Sacred Heart School life through our assemblies, Religious Education (The Way, The Truth and the Life scheme) Collective Worship and through our weekly “Statements To Live By”.

These values are integral to the Catholic ethos we live our lives by at Sacred Heart School, each day.

Sacred Heart is an integral part of the local community and recognises the ever changing multi-faith and multi-cultural nature of the United Kingdom. We understand the vital role we play in ensuring children within our school family are not subjected to intimidation, bullying or radicalisation by anyone wanting to influence them.

At Sacred Heart we follow a culture of ensuring no one is discriminated against because of faith, gender, ethnicity, financial status, political beliefs or anything similar, treating everyone as equals.

We are also focused on helping to prepare our children for their adult lives by supporting and promoting British Values through their school journey whenever possible. We have a very active school council who show this in action.

The definition of British Values in the Prevent Strategy set out by our government are:

The rule of law
Individual liberty
Mutual respect
Tolerance of those with different faiths or beliefs