Promoting British Values

At Dereham Church of England Junior Academy we promote fundamental British values, not only through our spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development, but at every opportunity.

The British values promoted are (click to find out more):

All pupils are encouraged to treat everyone with respect.  We ask that they try their hardest to understand and respect what others believe in, even if it is different to what they believe.  Children are exposed to different races and cultures in many areas of the curriculum: through visits, what they learn in the classroom and through what they are introduced to in assemblies.  Respect underpins our school’s golden rules and everything we do, and is extended to all areas of school life.

So much of what we foster and encourage at school is mirrored in Britain’s wider society.  All of those that work and spend time in school (children and adults) uphold these values and point to them as a code of conduct for life in general.  We sum it up in one word – RESPECT – but teach and learn it in a multitude of ways.