At Keir Hardie, we are committed to serving our diverse mutli-cutural, multi-faith and ever changing community.  We believe it is essential that our pupils are equipped with the tools they need to support them in growing up in modern British society.  We want all pupils that attend our school to have the opportunity to develop a strong set of values and principles, and question and understand what it means to grow up in British society. We want our pupils to know British Values underpin what is to be a good citizen, valuing and celebrating diversity. 

The government emphasises that schools are required to ensure that British Values are taught in all UK schools. The government  set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy. The five British Values are:

  • Democracy

  • The rule of law.

  • Individual liberty

  • Mutual respect

  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.

Our curriculum is designed to ensure that our pupils have the opportunity to learn and reflect on the British values that underpin our lives and to recognise the valuable role that they play as emerging citizens in British society. We also ensure our curriculum supports pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC) equipping them to be thoughtful, caring and active citizens in school and in wider society.