Statement on British Values
We agree with the Department for Education’s definition of British values as a whole:
- the rule of law,
- individual liberty
- mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
At the Christian School (Takeley) pupils will encounter these principles throughout everyday school life. We recognise the dependence of each value on the others and, for example, do not respect or tolerate a faith statement or belief that does not uphold the democracy and rule of law of the United Kingdom or the individual liberties of UK citizens, especially those whose characteristics are protected under the Equality Act.
We teach pupils to be critical thinkers testing the validity of rules or expectations.
In accordance with the ethos of the school our understanding is that, in God, there is a higher authority and the teaching of the whole Christian Bible is the basis of faith of the staff.