Statement of Fundamental British Values

Fundamental British values at Heworth Grange promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. Teaching of fundamental British values at Heworth Grange meets the requirements of section 78 of the Education Act 2002.

Staff at Heworth Grange promote British values by challenging opinions or behaviours in school that are contrary to fundamental British values.  We aim to;

  • Enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence;
  • Enable students to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England;
  • Encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely;
  • Enable students to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England;
  • Further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling students to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures;
  • Encourage respect for other people, irrelevant of beliefs opinions and background;
  • Encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England.
  • Eevelop an understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process;
  • Enable an appreciation that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for their wellbeing and safety;
  • Further understanding that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law.

Heworth Grange works within the Prevent strategy 2011

Heworth Grange has an active school council to ensure that all pupils within the school have a voice that is listened to.