British Values Statement

royal courtAt Morningside we recognise the multicultural, multi-faith nature of the United Kingdom and understand the crucial role that schools play in promoting these values.

The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values were reiterated in 2014.

As a community we embrace the Government’s definition of British Values:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Respect for those with different faiths and beliefs

DSC_1804Examples of the ways that the various values are promoted include:

  • Values are embedded within the “Morningside Messages”
  • The school works with UNICEF and is working towards the award of Rights Respecting School status in summer 2015
  • An active school council promote democracy and include all pupils in decisions made about their school
  • Staff from other countries, and visitors from other faiths, share their language and culture with pupils
  • At school, children are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment

Value of the Week

Each week we have a value of the week. This is introduced in assembly on Monday. The value is on display in every classroom and all adults make reference to it throughout the week. Values are promoted in many different ways including:

  • Assemblies where stories, images, events and music promote the values
  • Religious education lessons covering key religions represented in the UK, to promote understanding of religious diversity and practices
  • PE lessons promoting the concept of ‘fair play’

Our assembly overview details the values that we are covering each term.

British Values Statement