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British Values

Promoting Fundamental British Values


The DfE has reinforced the need ’to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs’


At St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Primary school we have reflected on what ‘British Values’ means to us and agree that our mission statement and ethos which is based on Love encompasses and promotes all that is expected and to which we aspire everyday. We want our school community to be proud of, and value, where they come from and have a shared understanding of what it means to live and learn in Britain. We seek to nurture this in all we do and ensure that we actively promote mutual respect and value of every person including combating any form of extremism.


Please see the full statement below. 



The children experience this when they elect School Council representatives from each class. The candidates prepare speeches to present to their electors (class) after which there is a secret ballot. Representatives attend regular School Council meetings  which give the opportunity to discuss ideas for school improvement. The results of these discussions are then relayed to the classes by their own representatives.


Local government:


During our recent Careers Day, the leader of our local council Nicolas Heslop, spoke to Years 5 and 6 about his work.


Our MP, Tom Tugendhat


We are lucky in having Mr Tugendhat visit us regularly as part of his Christmas card competition. He generously spends time afterwards answering children's questions about his work as an MP. This year's questions were particularly probing.

British Values Assembly themes 2019-20

Enabling us to do our best- Golden rules/School rules




Democratic process   

Chinese New Year

Valuing diversity- "Language of the month" using languages spoken in school










Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address Barham Court, Teston, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Primary Schoo is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.

Have a peaceful half term holiday and return refreshed for all the learning ahead of us!