International Links and
Teaching British Values at St Joseph’s Primary School
The Government defined British Values in their 2011 Prevent Strategy and have provided advice to schools in ‘Promoting fundamental British Values as part of SMSC in schools’ (2014).
Schools are required to promote the following British Values:
Rule of law
Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
At St Joseph’s the teaching of these values is embedded into our school ethos, PSHCE and across other areas of the curriculum. The values are reinforced regularly through our curriculum.
At St Joseph’s we will actively challenge pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values, including ‘extremist’ views.
Global Citizens - How do we get our pupils to understand beyond their lived experiences, to put themselves into other people's shoes and try to understand a different point of view?
We have a longstanding link with - one with a with a primary School in Lilongwe, Malawi. The school is Chipili School and we use the link to develop curriuclum opportunities. Children have lessons based on Global Citizenship, allowing children to think beyond their lived experience.
The school link is maintained through Starfish Malawi.