The government set out their definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy which were reinforced in September 2014.
St. Peter’s Values are British Values and consist of:
- The rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Mutual respect
- Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.
St. Peter’s is…Democratic
Student voice is significant in regards to life at the Academy. Our student elected student leadership plays a strong role in our academy. They are elected by their class peers and are involved in making the Academy a better place to learn. Students have a great deal of input in regards to what and how they learn, which promotes student voice.
Student questionnaires and interviews are also conducted throughout the year. We know that the formation of the student leadership and the active participation of our students will sow the seeds for a more sophisticated understanding of democracy in the future.
St Peter’s follows…The rule of law
Our students will encounter rules and laws throughout their entire lives. We want our students to understand that whether these laws govern the class, the academy, the neighbourhood or the country, they are set for good reasons and must be adhered to.
This understanding of the importance of rules will be consistently reinforced through assemblies and our curriculum. Throughout the year we welcome visits from members of the wider community including police, war veterans, the fire brigade and many more. We believe that clear explanations and real life stories emphasise the importance of the rule of law for our students.
St. Peter’s respects…Individual liberty
We invest a great deal of time in creating a positive culture in our academy, so that children are in a safe environment where choices and freedoms are encouraged. We offer a range of clubs which students have the freedom to choose from, based on their interests. At the Academy we believe that valuing choice and freedom in daily school life will foster a value for individual liberty as the children embark upon their adult lives.
St Peter’s is …Mutually respectful
Mutual respect is at the core of our academy life. Students learn to treat each other and employees with great respect. This is evident when walking around the Academy and in the classrooms.
St Peter’s is…Tolerant of different faiths and beliefs
At the Academy we offer a culturally rich and diverse curriculum in which all major religions are studied and respected. At the Academy we strongly believe that tolerance is gained through knowledge and understanding. Through our curriculum and the routines of our daily academy life, we strive to demonstrate tolerance and help children to become knowledgeable and understanding citizens who can build a better Britain for the future.