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British Values

At Holy Cross Catholic Primary, we actively promote British Values. OFSTED Guidance 2014 states:

“Ensure that the school promotes tolerance of and respect for people of all faiths (or those with no faith), cultures and lifestyles and support and help through their words, actions and influence within the school, and more widely in the community, to help prepare children and young people positively for life in modern Britain.”

Children Working at Classroom Table

Respecting Different Traditions and Cultures

We value the diverse ethnic backgrounds of our pupils and families, as enriching our school communities and the whole parish community benefits from this. It teaches us to respect different traditions and cultures and links us to the wider global community. Expand each section below to read more about how Holy Cross promotes British Values:

We promote democracy through giving our pupils a voice in every aspect of school life. Local Councillors and MP’s have been invited into school to give presentations to the children. 

All of our pupils are involved in creating class rules, and the school also has a set of golden rules. Holy Cross works closely with the PCSOs.

All pupils are encouraged to become independent learners and to show initiative. This is reflected in the school’s commitment to Children’s Voice.

Respect for others and their cultures and beliefs appears explicitly in our School Mission Statement. We celebrate festivals in other faiths such as Chinese New Year, Diwali and Hannukah. As part of our R.E. curriculum, children are taught about two major world faiths each year.