Promoting British Values

At Dereham Church of England Junior Academy we promote British Values at every opportunity.

All pupils are encouraged to treat everyone with respect.  We ask that they try their hardest to understand and respect what others believe, even if it is different to what they believe.  Children are exposed to different races, cultures, opinions and beliefs in many areas of the curriculum: through visits, what they learn in the classroom and through what they are introduced to and explore in assemblies and collective worship.  Respect is one of our behaviour codes and underpins everything we do in 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.

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