British Values

As an Academy we actively promote our community as part of a democratic and diverse British society.

All of our Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 classes are named after key aspects and people from British life and history.

We expect children to develop an understanding of the law as it applies to them, respect individual rights and equality and experience aspects of democracy. As an equal opportunities organisation, we also foster respect and tolerance of all those within our community, regardless of their faiths, beliefs and viewpoints. We ensure that there are opportunities for our pupils to learn about their country through our teaching and our values.

We encourage positive Relationships and Learning Behaviours within our Environment. We also celebrate Ambition, Courageousness, Determination. Inspiration, Resilience and Dynamism within our Academy and wider community. These values are highlighted as themes at weekly assemblies, and underpin our ethos and behaviour system.

British Values How our classes shows them, are taught them etc.
Choices and democracy
  • Pupil Leadership team
  • Decisions made in class through use of pupil voice (monitor jobs, Class Assembly roles)
  • Use of topic work – for example Year 3 “Illuzia Island” children take on a variety of roles within a society. The children hold a political debate and vote for their own political parties.
  • Head Boy, Head Girl and prefect applications
  • Helping to improve lunchtimes - politeness and tidiness
  • Keeping safe in the dark
  • Keeping safe from fire
  • ‘Being a good friend’ assemblies
  • Weekly celebration assemblies
  • Range of World religions taught in RE lessons and assembly
  • Range of books in Library and Book Corners
  • Promoting skills of independence
  • Looking at websites such as Newsround to inform
  • Termly anti-bullying assemblies
  • SEAL work on Anti-Bullying
  • SEAL work on Going for Goals
  • Aspirations assembly - working with animals
  • Aspirations assembly - working with people
Rules and the law
  • Launch of the new behaviour policy
  • Celebration of rewards relating to smileys
  • Visits from Fire Service, Police and Nurse
  • School’s behaviour system
  • Classroom Monitor Jobs
  • Play Leader roles
  • E-safety awareness
  • Looking at job roles/ responsibility in PSHEe lessons
  • Alcohol and drug awareness taught in PSHEe lessons
  • ‘How parliament works in Britain’ assembly
  • SEAL work on New Beginnings
  • Assembly - Why do we have rules?
  • Assembly - What happens when there are no rules?
  • Assembly - road safety
Rights and responsibilities
  • Visits from the Police
  • Classroom discussions about responsibility
  • PSHE – how laws are made
  • Playground Buddies
  • Sports Leaders
  • Year 6 Business Ambassador programme
  • Karate assembly- standing up for yourself
  • E-safety
  • Head Boy, Head Girl and prefect roles
  • E-Safety Day
  • SEAL work on New Beginnings
  • Playground Buddies roles and training
  • Sports’ Leaders roles and training
  • Peer mediators roles and training
  • Assembly on the right to vote – Suffragettes
  • Harvest assembly
  • SEAL work on Relationships
  • SEAL work on Friendship
  • SEAL work on getting on with others
  • Assembly on resolving friendship difficulties
  • Assembly on how to get on with people
  • Christmas assembly on saying ‘Thank you’ to others
Respect for others
  • Range of World religions taught in RE lessons and assembly
  • PSED/ PSHE link – similarities and differences/ likes and dislikes (where we live may be different to others), looking at families and different communities
  • Armistice Day
  • Anti-Bullying Week
  • Guy Fawkes themed day
  • Harvest assembly - foods for around the world
  • Team work
  • PSED – differences
  • Class/ school rules
  • Child-friendly anti-bullying policy