British Values

At Peak School we value the diversity of backgrounds of all pupils, families and the wider school community.  

The Department for Education states that there is a 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”. 

This includes: 

  • Respect for democracy and support or participation in the democratic process 
  • Respect for the basis on which the law is made and applies in England 
  • Support for equality of opportunity for all 
  • Support and respect for the liberties of all within the law 
  • Respect for and tolerance of different faiths and religious and other beliefs Our school reflects British values in all that we do.  We aim to nurture our pupils on their journey through life so they can grow into safe, caring, democratic, responsible and tolerant adults who make a positive difference to society.  At Peak School we promote British Values by: 
  • Ensuring that all pupils within the school have a voice that is listened to   
  • Demonstrating how democracy works through actively promoting democratic processes, such as school council, with representatives from each class who play an active role in everything from recruitment of new staff to choosing the whole school events.  
  • Organising visits to local councils, Parliament and places of worship, and encouraging contact with those in political or local office   
  • Using teaching resources from a wide variety of sources to help pupils understand a range of faiths   
  • Considering the role of extra-curricular activities or wider responsibilities, including any run directly by pupils, in promoting fundamental British values.