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British Values and Protected Characteristics

British Values


As a Church of England School, we situate British Values within the context of Gospel Values and teaching of St Francis of Assisi. British values are taught as a way children can act as 'The best they can be.'



Respecting, valuing and recognising all people as being made in the image and likeness of God.

Therefore: Democracy is explored, lived and experienced through teaching and learning, pupil voice, pupil leadership and extracurricular activities. 


The Rule of Law

Fundamental to St Francis' understanding of the importance of the Rule of Law, is the greatest command,

 ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind and ‘your neighbour as yourself.’” Luke 10:25-27


The Christian concept of Law is explored through RE, Gospel Values, Collective Worship and whole school activities.  In addition, we learn about British Laws and differing laws in cultures around the world.



Gospel Values

Gospel Values include:

  • Love
  • Trust
  • Koinonia
  • Compassion
  • Justice
  • Service
  • Honesty           
  • Forgiveness
  • Equality         
  • Respect       
  • Mercy
  • Peace     


Individual Liberty

Liberty is explored within the context of Christs teaching on morality, freedom, to make the right choices and recognise that with freedom comes responsibility,

“Do to others as you would have them do to you” – Luke 6:31.


Mutual Respect and Tolerance of Diverse Beliefs and Values

Tolerance of Diverse Beliefs and Values is explored through the understanding of diversity, inclusion and respect for the unique value of each person. St Raphael’s seeks to educate all pupils to be critical thinkers who are seeking truth in a very complex world. We foster open minds and hearts to learn and grow together. Our community is made of a wide variety of families from different faith traditions which reflect the local community and the global church.

Protected Characteristics


Understanding protected characteristics and a sense of personal identitiy is key to showing mutual respect and tolerance to others. Through collective worship and the planned curriculum children are given opportunities to reflect on and form their own sense of identity. 


Children are taught, in an age appropriate way about:

  • age
  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • marriage or civil partnership (in employment only)
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sex
  • sexual orientation

In collective worship children reflect on how a key protected characteristic relates to the current news. 

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