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


The rule of law

Individual liberty

Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

Christian Values of Beresford Memorial First School

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

Honesty: ‘You deserve honesty from the heart, yes, utter sincerity and truthfulness.’ Psalm 51:6

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

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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