PROMOTING BRITISH VALUES
St Thomas More Catholic Teaching School is committed to serving its local national and international community. It recognises the multi-cultural, multi faith and ever-changing landscape of the United Kingdom. It also understands the vital role it has in ensuring that groups or individuals within any environment are not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them. Our school fosters a strong sense of belonging both to the school community and as a citizen of Britain with the responsibilities that citizenship brings.
The school has policies in place regarding Equalities, which guarantee that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar. It seeks to serve all so that all feel a sense of belonging.
The Government emphasises that schools are required to ensure that key ‘British Values’ are taught in all UK schools. The government set out its definition of British values in the ‘Prevent Strategy’ – values of:
- the rule of law
- individual liberty
- mutual respect
- tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
The school uses opportunities to promote these values across the curriculum, PSHE and the rich ethos of our school.
Staff CPD and student reflection have sought to identify and foster these values through a process of consultation and collaboration. We take great pride in the sense of belonging and welcome, which is a characteristic hallmark of the British culture.
Our school Mission Statement “Primus Servus Dei” articulates the commitment held by the school to serve the local community with respect and conviction.