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Market Harborough CE Academy

Market HarboroughC of E Academy

British Values

At Market Harborough C of E Academy we take very seriously our responsibility to prepare children for life in modern, multicultural Britain. We incorporate fundamental British Values of tolerance and respect across the ethos and work of the school. All curriculum areas provide a channel for furthering the development of these concepts. In particular, our RE, SMSC, PSHE and Citizenship lessons provide excellent opportunities to deepen and develop understanding of British values, respect, tolerance, democracy and liberty. Children embrace these concepts with enthusiasm and demonstrate a good understanding of their application to their own lives. Our Christian values ensure our children have a values-based understanding which gives them an excellent platform for embracing difference. 

Value: Mutual respect and the tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs


Respect is a fundamental school value, around which pivots much of the work of the school. We pay explicit attention to this as part of our RE, PHSE, and SMSC curriculum.


Whole School Assemblies sharing:

  • Golden Threads and school values [Growing Together in God’s Love]
  • Global religious and cultural festivals celebrated
  • United Nationals 21 Sustainability Goals [Hope for Humanity]
  • Weekly Collective Worship led by vicar
  • Celebration Assembly
  • British Values

Whole School Relationship Policy and School-wide Behaviour Statements

School Council made up of:

  • Growing Together in God’s Love - Collective Worship Team
  • Hope for Humanity –Community Team supporting the local community
  • Stewards of the Earth - Eco Team including Parents and Church Team
  • School Captains and Vice Captains


Pupils value the richness of living in modern Britain. They respect and celebrate our diverse cultures, faiths and communities.    They recognise and celebrate our similarities and differences as human beings.

Pupils are proud to be part of modern Britain

Children have the opportunity to engage in cultural experiences and religious experiences which broadens their horizons.

Value: Democracy


The children at Market Harborough C of E Academy see democracy carried out in a variety of ways and see this as being an essential component of successful team working.
Democracy is a school value that children meet when discussing respect and fairness.


The establishment of a new School Council each year models the democratic process.
RE planning and work books.
Learning Walks for behaviour and behaviour for learning School Values


Children are able to work co-operatively in pairs and groups as well as in whole class situations. They understand about turn taking and respecting the views of others.
Children in KS2 in particular are able to use the language of respect.


Value: Rule of Law


The children at Market Harborough C of E Academy are familiar with this concept through the ethos and work of the school. Discussion of values are part of RE and PHSE lessons,
KS2 children develop skills in debating and discussing laws/rules and their application.


Whole School Assemblies as outlined above

Whole School Relationship Policy and School-wide Behaviour Statements

PHSE Curriculum including role of parliament

History Curriculum

School Council as outlined above

Anti-Bullying Week


Pupils have very clear values/moral compass which guides their behaviour choices; they have a definite sense of what is right and what is wrong.

Pupils look after each other and take responsibility for each other; any conflicts are resolved quickly and effectively.   

Pupils understand and celebrate differences in views and are able to explore moral and ethical issues in a reasoned way.


Value: Individual Liberty


Our children are encouraged to learn about their rights and the rights of others. They learn about the importance of human rights and equality, respect and dignity through our school values and Golden Threads.


Whole School Assemblies as outlined above including the united nation sustainable goals.

Whole School Relationship Policy and School-wide Behaviour Statements

PHSE Curriculum

RE Curriculum


An importance of being in the moment and seeing themselves as human beings and not human doings

Pupils have a developing empathy with others and are able to see beyond the self. 

Pupil develop a respect for themselves and others.

Pupils have an awareness of and understanding of their own and other’s beliefs and values