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The Trinity Partnership

Statement of British Values

All pupils at DEMAT schools are strongly encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance.

In the Trinity Partnership we ensure that pupils understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law. Our ethos and teaching supports the rule of English civil and criminal law and we do not teach anything that undermines it. When we teach about religious law, we explore the relationship between state and religious law, and ensure that pupils understand the difference between the law of the land and religious law. We promote fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. As a community we actively challenge opinions or behaviours in school that are contrary to fundamental British values. We use the National Teachers’ standards and the Headteacher Standards (2015) in our appraisal of teachers  and headteachers. We expect all staff to uphold public trust in the profession and maintain high ethics and behaviour, within and outside school. This includes not undermining fundamental British values.

May 2015

(Wording from UKERI)