School Council statement of British Values
At St. Mary's Primary School we are committed to serving our community and the surrounding areas. We recognise the multi-cultural, multi faith nature of the United Kingdom and understand the crucial role our school and the school council plays in promoting these values.
Every child in the school is involved in the democratic process each year as they vote to elect new school council members.
The school council members who are elected are part of a democratic process where they will, throughout the year, where they make decisions on school issues. This democratic process fosters the concept of free speech and group action in addressing the needs and concerns of others. Key to this is the concept of holding others to account, including those in positions of authority and influence.
Our British Values
What are our British Values?
We have five different British Values. There are: Democracy, Liberty, Hope, Justice and Equality. We use these as part of our everyday life in school.
Democracy in school life.
As a democratic school we (school council) get elected by our classmates. We have to demonstrate that we can be responsible and that we can serve our school well. Some of us prepared and presented presentation about how we would represent our class in school. Each student then voted for who they thought would be most suited for the job.