British Values

Fundamental British Values and Universal Virtues

Cottesbrooke Infant & Nursery School promotes the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We also promote the universal virtues of courage, compassion, self-discipline, justice and humility. These values and virtues form part of the teaching of all areas of learning in our school.

Actively promoting these values and virtues means challenging opinions or behaviours in school that are contrary to fundamental British values.

Staff do not have to ‘promote’ teachings, beliefs or opinions that conflict with their own, but it is unacceptable for staff to promote discrimination against people or groups on the basis of their belief, opinion or background.