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British Values

 British Values Statement


At Edgebury Primary School, we actively promote British Values. We recognise the diversity within our society and ensure that British Values are embedded within our curriculum. The teaching of British Values is integrated through the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) learning that takes place across all of the curriculum. We promote British Values in the following ways: (Please note that this list is not exhaustive)



  •  The School Council promotes the democratic process - pupils nominate and vote for their representatives within the School Council
  •  Children create and adhere to class rules
  •  Our marking policy encourages feedback enabling children to respond and to and influence the learning process
  •  Parents and staff are surveyed and the results of which inform aspects of the School Improvement Plan
  •  PE across the school, and promoting our school in local sporting competitions
  •  Children are encouraged to voice their opinions in formal and informal ways (suggestion boxes; class discussions; pupil conferencing; and the School Council)


Individual Liberty:

  • Children are provided with boundaries which encourage them to make choices safely
  • Children are encouraged to express their views and beliefs
  • Children have key responsibilities within the school
  • Children have access to a broad range of extra-curricular activities and are encouraged to participate in them
  •  Children are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example, through our PHSE and E-Safety lessons
  • Children know who to speak to if they are worries or concerned about themselves or others, e.g. family worker, teachers, lunchtime supervisors and office staff 


Respect of those of different faith and beliefs:

  • We celebrate major world religions throughout the year
  • Our RE and PSHE curriculum provides children with a broad and balanced understanding of world religions and promotes respect for the beliefs of others
  •  We provide resources to ensure that all pupils are effectively integrated into the teaching and learning process and the wider school community, including those that join at different starting points and those who have English as an additional language


Mutual Respect:

  • Pupils work in teams, share ideas in public and show respect for other’s opinions during class discussions, assemblies and concerts
  • School rules reinforce mutual respect
  • All members of the school community treat each other with respect and model this behaviour with colleagues and pupils  Pupils work together in different groupings and situations in different lessons and subjects
  • All pupils participate in live productions and assemblies throughout the year.


The Rule of Law:

  • We have clear rules and expectations of behaviour and a Whistle Blowing policy which is adhered to by all pupils, staff and other stakeholders
  • The school supports pupils in regulating their own behaviour to make choices for the well-being of themselves and others
  • School assemblies are thematic and include e-safety, road safety, stranger danger and caring for the environment
  • Attendance and punctuality is good and all stakeholders are aware of the importance of being at school
  • Pupils follow, respect and understand the need for different rules in different situations, i.e. PE lessons, school visits, classrooms and the playground  Pupils are rewarded for good behaviour through the positive behaviour system and rewards e.g. house points and weekly certificates
  • Visits from the emergency services, MPs/councillors, trips to The House of Parliament reinforces the rule of law and the reasoning/purpose behind them