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Newman Catholic College

NewmanCatholic College

A UNICEF Rights Respecting School

British Values

Newman Catholic College recognises its responsibility to ensure that our students develop into well rounded, confident adults and responsible, open minded citizens with an appreciation of life in modern Britain.

Newman Catholic College promotes fundamental British values and principles which all those living in the UK should respect and support. These values are reflected in the responsibilities, rights and privileges of being a British citizen or permanent resident of the UK. They are based on history and traditions and are protected by law, customs and expectations. There is no place in British society for extremism or intolerance.

The fundamental principles of British life that we promote at Newman Catholic College are linked to the UNICEF RRSA and include:


Elections are held for head boy/girl, Student Council and Brent Youth Parliament representatives. Local councillors are invited in to speak about democracy. The Student Council meets fortnightly. The school is represented on the Brent Youth Parliament

Article 4 (protection of rights)
Article 5 (parental guidance)

The rule of law

Close relationships with the Metropolitan Police schools team who speak at assemblies/work in partnership with behaviour and safety, The Your Life You Choose programme, Citizenship curriculum

Article 27 (adequate standard of living)
Article 28 (right to education)
Article 29 (goals of education)
Article 40 (juvenile justice)
Article 41 (respect for better national standards)

Individual liberty

The UNICEF Convention on the Rights of the Child is embedded in the school and ensures students are aware of their individual rights and freedom

Article 12 (respect for the views of the child)
Article 13 (freedom of expression)
Article 14 (freedom of thought, belief and religion)
Article 15 (freedom of association)

Tolerance of those with different faiths, beliefs, cultural backgrounds and languages

We are an inclusive school welcome and accepting of all

Article 2 (without discrimination)
Article 30 (children of minorities)


Participation in community life

An extensive range of extended school activities is on offer to all students, Students participate in the community through their involvement in Student Council, London Citizens, Brent Anti Bullying Council, Brent Youth Parliament, Youth Travel Ambassadors Programme, Harlesden Young Voices.

Article 31 (leisure, play and culture)