Catholic and British Values Statement At St Matthew Academy
Promoting British values through our Catholic Community
St Matthew Academy is committed to serving its community: a community that is ever changing. The Academy ethos stresses the unique value of each individual and develops in our students a development of our Catholic faith and a respect for other faiths. It also understands the vital role it has in ensuring that groups or individuals within the Academy are not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them.
It follows equal opportunities guidance which guarantees that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar. St Matthew Academy is dedicated to preparing students for their adult life beyond the formal examined curriculum and ensuring that it promotes and reinforces British values to all its students.
The Government emphasises that schools are required to ensure that key ‘British Values’ are taught in all UK schools. The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy.
The five British Values are:
The rule of law
Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
The academy uses strategies within the National curriculum and beyond to secure such outcomes for students. The examples that follow show some of the many ways St Matthew Academy seeks to embed British values.
Click on the link opposite to see the entire statement and examples of the many ways St Matthew Academy seeks to embed British values within out Catholic community.