British Values


How is this done at Inkberrow Primary School?


We can:

‘actively promote …’
• Focus on, and show how, the school’s work is effective in securing these values
• Challenging pupils, staff or parents who express opinions contrary to British values

Democracy – what do we do?
• Provide pupils with a broad general knowledge of, and promote respect for, public institutions and services
• Teach pupils how they can influence decision-making through the democratic process
• Include in the curriculum information on the advantages and disadvantages of democracy and how it works in Britain
• Encourage pupils to become involved in decision-making processes and ensure they are listened to in school
• Organise visits to the local council and Parliament
• Hold ‘mock elections’ so pupils learn how to argue and defend points of view
• Help pupils to express their views
• Teach pupils how public services operate and how they are held to account
• Model how perceived injustice can be peacefully challenged


Rule of law – what do we do?
• Ensure school rules and expectations are clear and fair
• Help pupils to distinguish right from wrong
• Help pupils to respect the law and the basis on which it is made
• Help pupils to understand that living under the rule of law protects individuals
• Include visits from the police in the curriculum


Individual liberty – what do we do?
• Support pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
• Encourage pupils to take responsibility for their behaviour, as well as knowing their rights
• Challenge stereotypes
• Implement a strong anti-bullying culture

Model freedom of speech through pupil participation

Mutual Respect and tolerance – what do we do?
• Promote res pect for individual differences
• Help pupils to acquire an understanding of, and respect for, their own and other cultures and ways of life
• Challenge prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour
• Organise visits to places of worship
• Develop links with faith communities
• Develop critical personal thinking skills
• Discuss differences between people, such as differences of faith, ethnicity, disability or gender and differences of family situations, such as looked-after children or young careers


The Head teacher and Governors will monitor how the school promotes British values by the following means;


Visiting Assemblies

Discussions with pupils, parents and staff

School questionnaires (parents and pupils)

Friday letters

Curriculum Planning / Sharing and Caring Planning

Work trawls / Learning Walks