British Values

At David Livingstone Academy, we value the diversity of the backgrounds of all pupils, families and the wider school community and strongly believe in upholding British values through all aspects of our school provision.

Our academy reflects these values in all we do. We aim to nurture our children so they can develop into safe, considerate, kind, democratic, responsible and respectful adults who make a positive difference to society, to the world and the wider world.

What is meant by British values?

Learning about British values forms a key part of children’s spiritual, moral, cultural and social education. The five British values that the Government has identified for schools to focus on are:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

How should we help our children prepare for adult life as citizens of Britain?

  • Develop their self-confidence and self esteem
  • Develop their understanding of right and wrong, and their respect for the law
  • Encourage them to take responsibility for their behaviour
  • Encourage involvement in the community and wider society
  • Encourage respect for the public services and institutions of Britain
  • Promote tolerance of and respect for all cultures and faiths
  • Encourage participation in the democratic process