British Values

British Values How do we promote these?


Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our School Council and Pupil questionnaires. The elections of House Captains and School Council representatives provide children with a way to have their views and ideas considered.
The Rule of Law:


The importance of laws and rules, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school assemblies. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws and rules, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws and rules are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police, Fire Service, Road Safety Awareness; etc. are regular parts of our calendar and help reinforce rules and safety messages. Children are aware that rules are set to protect them and understand the consequences if these rules are broken.  Staff nominate children who have upheld the rules during celebration assemblies.
Individual Liberty:


Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make choices safety, through of provision of a safe environment and empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advise how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety, PSHE lessons and daily assemblies.  We plan assemblies to ensure that a wide range of issues and moral stories are covered throughout the school year. Children have opportunities to choose extra-curricular subjects through our ‘university’ during the summer term.
Mutual Respect:


Part of our school ethos and behaviour policy has revolved around Core Values such as ‘Respect’, and pupils have been part of discussions and assemblies related to what this means and how it is shown. Staff and children are encouraged to promote mutual respect for each other and this is reiterated through our classroom and learning rules, as well as our behaviour policy.  We have a buddy system in place between the new Reception children and Year 5 children.  All classes have set up ‘learning/talking partners.’
Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs:


This is achieved through enhancing pupils understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity. Our RE and PSHE Curriculum as well as assemblies examine a variety of faiths and beliefs and how each is celebrated by individuals.  Assemblies and discussions involving prejudices and prejudice-based bullying have been followed and supported by learning in RE and PSHE