'We are all God’s children and will try to live, love, work and serve as Jesus taught us'
– St Joseph’s School Mission Statement
The DfE has recently reinforced the 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”.
The government set out its definition of British values in the 2001 Prevent Strategy, which was designed to prevent the extremism and religious radicalisation of young people.
The promotion of British values is central to Catholic education because British values have their origin in the Christian values of our nation.
Here at St Joseph’s School we want our pupils to be proud of their British heritage. The cultural and historic traditions of this country are renowned throughout the world. We celebrate festivals such as Harvest, Christmas and Easter and recognise occasions such as Remembrance Day and Royal events. Classes use the Espresso learning site to watch and discuss relevant current news videos and topics in an age appropriate format. This often includes matters of politics, British tradition, democracy and aspects of other faiths and cultures. We hope that our children will become good citizens and will respect all others regardless of any differences.
At St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School we uphold and teach pupils about British Values. Please click on the icons below to read about the British Values we teach in school.