At Beaumont Primary pupils are prepared positively for life in modern Britain and the school actively promotes the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith. Through reflecting on these values pupils discover what it means to be good citizens.
Throughout school life as well as in the curriculum the promotion of British Values has many positive results including:
- enables pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence.
- teaches pupils to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England.
- encourages pupils to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely.
- enables pupils to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England.
- encourages further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling pupils to acquire an appreciation and respect for their own and other cultures.
- encourages respect for other people.
- encourages respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England.
For more information, please read the attached guide on the Promotion of British Values at Beaumont.
The artwork exhibited in the School Hall (see below) was created by the pupils in acknowledgement of British Values being replicated as Beaumont Values.