Promoting British Values

The British Values include:

  • Respect for law
  • Democracy
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual Respect
  • Tolerance

Children at St. Francis’ are encouraged to have a voice. Opportunities to vote for school and class representatives are available to the children and the opinions of all are valued and welcomed. The children are encouraged to understand the civic duty and responsibility associated with casting a vote.

These are all embedded through the teachings of the Gospels, which are woven through all aspects of the curriculum and school life. Respect for law and order begins as the children enter the school and respect themselves, each other, the property of the school, their place in it and that of the wider community.

Planned opportunities to teach British Values to our children at St Francis are included in our Personal Development Curriculum Overview:

Personal Development Safeguarding Curriculum

Protected Characteristics

It is against the law to discriminate against someone because of:

age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation.

These are called protected characteristics. In UK law, individuals are protected under the Equality Act 2010 from these types of discrimination.

‘So God created humanity in his own image, in the image of God he created them’ Genesis 1:27

The dignity of the human person is central to the life and teaching of the Catholic Church.

As a school, St Francis uses the ‘Ten:Ten life to the full ‘ program to support in the delivery of RSE.  It is a program for Catholic Primary schools which aims to put the God-given dignity of the human person at the core of the teaching.

Ten Ten’s Guidance on Protected Characteristics

Equality Statement Information And Objectives

Equalities Policy (Information and Objectives)