British Values

British Values are in line with our Gospel Values!
The DfE reinforce the need;
“to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to 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.”
The government originally set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy and these values were reiterated by the Prime Minister in 2014. These values fall into the following broad areas:
∙ Democracy
∙ The rule of law
∙ Individual liberty
∙ Mutual respect
∙ Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
As a Catholic school we have always had a set of values which forms our school’s mission and underpins and is integral to every aspect of the life of the school. These are based on the teachings of the Catholic Church and the promotion of Gospel values. At Sacred Heart School our Gospel values are rooted in the Beatitudes, the proclamation of Christ’s Sermon on the Mount: ‘Blessed are…’ Whilst not definitive, the core values based on the Beatitudes are:
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted” Value: Dignity and Compassion
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” Value: Faithfulness and Integrity
“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth” Value: Humility and Gentleness
“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy” Value: Forgiveness and Mercy
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God” Value: Purity and Holiness
 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God” Value: Tolerance and Peace
“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of slander against you because of me. Be glad and rejoice for your reward is great in heaven” Value: Service and Sacrifice
On International Women’s Day
A letter trying to persuade our Prime minister to help save our local library. What a wonderful idea.