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British Values at Cheviot


The DfE has recently 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 and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”
The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:


British Value ~ Democracy:


At Cheviot …


  • We listen to all views
  • We debate arguments for and against
  • We get involved
  • We express our views peacefully
  • We vote and respect the result of the majority


British Value ~ Rule of Law:


At Cheviot …


  • We make sure rules and expectations are clear
  • We know the difference between right and wrong
  • We know rules protect us
  • We respect the rules


British Value ~ Individual Liberty:


At Cheviot…


  • We are responsible for our own behaviour
  • We challenge stereotypes and bias
  • We are anti-bullying
  • We promote self knowledge, self esteem and self confidence
  • We model freedom of speech in a peaceful manner


British Value ~ Respect and Tolerance:


At Cheviot…


  • We promote respect
  • We have respect for our own and others’ cultures
  • We discuss differences of faith, ethnicity, disability, gender and families