British Values

British Values and Our School Ethos:

The government set out its definition of ‘British values’ in the ‘Prevent Strategy’ (2011), which was
designed to prevent the extremism and religious radicalization of young people. British values are
considered by the present government to be democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual
respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.
The promotion of ‘British values’ is central to Anglican education as British values have their origin in
the Christian values of our nation, and consequently British Values are embodied within the culture
and ethos of our school.

British Values
Christian Values of Beresford Schools
Democracy
Respect: ‘Show proper respect to everyone.’ 1 Peter 2:17
Courage: ‘Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage;
be strong.’ 1 Corinthians 16:13
The rule of law
Honesty: ‘You deserve honesty from the heart, yes, utter sincerity and
truthfulness.’ Psalm 51:6
Individual liberty
Respect: ‘Show proper respect to everyone.’ 1 Peter 2:17
Courage: ‘Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage;
Hope: ‘’’For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans
to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a
future.”’ Jeremiah 29:11
Mutual Respect and Tolerance
of those with different faiths
and beliefs
Kindness: ‘Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved,
clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and
patience.’ Colossians 3:12
Respect: ‘Show proper respect to everyone.’ 1 Peter 2:17
Creativity: ‘Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us,
let us use them.’ Romans 12:6

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