Preparing Children for Life in Modern Britain
At St. Hugh’s Catholic Primary School, we take our responsibility to prepare children for life in modern Britain very seriously. We ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and lived out through the ethos and work of our school. Our Catholic ethos and all of our curriculum areas provide a platform for developing these concepts. Children embrace them with enthusiasm and demonstrate a good understanding of their application to their own lives.
We make considerable efforts to ensure children have exposure to a wide experience beyond their local community during which these concepts are shown. The children’s strong values-based understanding gives them an excellent platform for embracing difference.
The four fundamental British Values are:
- Rule of Law
- Individual Liberty
- Respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.
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The children also learn about the British Values through our wider curriculum, our extra-curricular activities and our expectations about behaviour.
The dinner hall, for example, provides opportunities for promoting all four British Values:
- Take turns; stand in a queue; rotation of classes
Rule of Law
- Follow dinner hall rules; consequences of unacceptable behaviour
- Choices about selection of food
Respect and Tolerance of those with Different Faiths and Beliefs
- Treat everyone respectfully; choose correct plate
It is possible to embed British Values in all aspects of school life and this is what we aim to do at St. Hugh’s.
The School Council had a visit from the Member of Parliament (MP) for Liverpool Wavertree, Luciana Berger. She has been an MP since 2010 and took time out of her very busy day to meet the children at St. Hugh’s. She had a walk around our school and met with members of our school council. She answered all of our questions and told us what a week is like in the life of an MP. She is very busy! Thank you to Luciana for coming to visit us.