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Promoting British Values

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DfE definition (2014)
Schools ‘have a duty to ‘actively promote’ the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.


We encourage our pupils to regard people of all cultures, faith and lifestyle with tolerance and respect. We help our pupils to understand that though people may hold different views, all those living in the UK are subject to its law. As a school we recognise our duty to ensure the safety of our children and prepare them for life in modern Britain.


The Key Values are:


Rule of Law


We promote this within our school by:

Ensuring that school rules and values are clear

Celebrating those adhering to the rules

Helping pupils to distinguish right from wrong

Teaching pupils to respect the law and understand the rationale of having a clear law that protects individuals

Actively promoting the school values across the school community

Visits from the police and PCSO’s




We promote this within our school by:

Providing pupils with a basic knowledge of the way can influence decision making through the democratic process

Encouraging pupils to become involved in decision making, ensuring every child has a voice

Holding elections for the Pupil Council representatives and House Captains to give pupils practical experience of the democratic process

Providing opportunities for pupils to express their views and contribute through Pupil Voice.

Modelling how a perceived injustice can be challenged giving pupils the tools for peaceful resolution

Holding weekly circle time or PSHE lessons

Studying the roots of democracy through history topics such as Vikings, Saxons or Ancient Greeks



Individual Liberty


We promote this within our school by:

Challenging stereotypes and ensuring a strict anti bullying culture throughout the school (PSHE)

Encouraging pupils to take responsibility for their own behaviour

Supporting pupils to develop their self- esteem, confidence and awareness of their rights

Demonstrating freedom of speech

Teaching E-Safety awareness


Mutual Respect


We promote this within our school by:

Promoting respect for one another

Supporting pupils to develop a respect for the culture of others as well as their own

Holding regular assemblies to celebrate individual achievements both inside and outside of school.


Tolerance of those within differing faiths or lifestyles


We promote this within our school by:

Celebrating individual differences

Challenging prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour

Exploring and respect other faiths within our acts of worship including visits from other faith leaders

Developing links with other faiths and communities through RE and working with our families

Developing critical personal thinking skills

Learning to disagree in a respectful way