British Values

The British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs are actively promoted within the school.

They are values which stem from the historic Judeo-Christian teachings which have helped to shape British society over the centuries.

Based in Windsor, the school is fortunate to be able to learn first hand about the development of our values.

Democracy

During the 2015 General election, children paid a visit to the local polling station and received a visit from local Councillors.

The 2016 EU Referendum led to a discussion of the different views and participation in a debate.

The school has visited the Council chamber at the Guildhall, Windsor.

In 2016, we launched our School Council where pupils nominated themselves for election and were then elected by secret ballot.

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The Rule of Law

The Magna Carta and its role in democracy was brought to life on a visit to Runnymede and Egham Museum to mark the 800th anniversary.

Understanding our monarchy has been enhanced by visits to Windsor Castle, Four State visits in Windsor, and the local celebrations for the Queen’s 90th birthday and the marking of HM The Queen becoming the longest reigning monarch.

Individual Liberty

Children have learned about the history of South Africa, including Nelson Mandela and his role in ending Apartheid.

The study of World War I and II, including understanding the British Empire and the combined effort of the soldiers from different nations in the war have helped further the appreciation of liberty.

A visit to Combermere Army barracks, where children met soldiers of different races and religions, as well as a visit from a veteran soldier further informed the children of the armed forces role in sustaining liberty.

Mutual Respect

Jesus taught that each person should 'love your neighbour as yourself' and actively crossed both racial and gender barriers of the time.

The 2016 Rio Olympics was used to teach what it means to be an ambassador for your nation and to learn about the new Refugees team and to hear individuals’ stories.

Learning about the lives of street children in Brazil was faciliatated through the Bang the Drum initiative, which aims to raise awareness of street children’s rights.

Our assemblies further support the teaching of mutual respect, with guest speakers invited to speak about different cultures and belief systems, such as our assembly about Pakistan.

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Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

As a Christian school, we believe it is important pupils understand people have different faiths and beliefs.

Visits have been made to Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, a place of worship for the majority of the Sikh population residing in the Slough area since April 1976.

Pupils have also visited the Maidenhead Synagogue,  a vibrant and growing Jewish community, covering the Thames valley area and comprising 800 households, to further learn about the Jewish religion.