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Promoting British Values

Promoting British Values at Valentine Primary School

At Valentine Primary School we believe everyone should be tolerant and respectful of each other.  At Valentine Primary School British Values are reinforced regularly.

The Department for Education in their document Promoting fundamental British values as part of SMSC in schools ‘ Schools should 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 take opportunities to promote British Values through Assemblies, through our ‘vision and aims’ at Valentine.  We have a very successful School Council where pupils are elected.  Through our Curriculum at Valentine we promote British Values.

At Valentine Primary we teach our children about these British Values

  • Democracy
  • Rule of Law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual Respect
  • Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs




British Values at

Valentine   Primary School


Rule of Law

  • School Behaviour policy
  • A class code of conduct is created by each class
  • School values are embedded throughout Valentine
  • Reward systems are in place for children who demonstrate our school values and behaviour policy
  • Our positive behaviour system has clear expectations
  • Pupils follow Valentine’s Code of Conduct and each class has their own Code of Conduct as agreed by each member of the class
  • Assemblies linked to rules and laws
  •  Children  reflect on their behaviour and learning





Individual Liberty

  • Children at Valentine are encouraged to make choices in a safe, secure and supportive environment
  • Through our PSHE curriculum we discuss  choices and the need  to make right choices 
  • Anti- bullying week
  • Children are given freedom to make choices- extracurricular clubs at lunchtimes and afterschool
  • Participation in Rock Challenge
  • School Council
  • Fundraising for charities such as Children in Need
  • Residential School Trips



Mutual Respect

  • SEAL is taught across all year groups as part of the PSHE curriculum at Valentine
  • Valentine Primary has an Inclusive ethos
  • R.E curriculum
  • Anti- Bullying Week
  • Positive behaviour policy
  • School Council
  • Prefects
  • As a newly established primary school, we are promoting the ethos of ‘Team Valentine’ where all members of our community respect each other, look after each other and love coming to school







Tolerance of those of different

 cultures, faiths and beliefs

  • Different faiths and beliefs are explored and celebrated through assemblies and the RE curriculum( following Living Difference)
  • Stories and books from world faiths and cultures
  • Displays of different faiths and cultures
  • Whole School celebrated a Spanish day where children learnt about the culture of Spanish people
  • Visits to places of worship are being developed in our RE curriculum




The Prevent Duty

How are we at Valentine building resilience to radicalisation?

  • The promotion of fundamental British Values
  • Enabling children to debate controversial issues in a safe environment
  • SMSC, RE, PSHE & Global Learning curriculum content
  • School of Sanctuary
  • Learning behaviours and year group values
  • Promotion of useful sources of information through school website including:
  • Ensuring that children are safe from terrorist and extremist material when accessing the internet in school.

If you have any questions regarding the curriculum we teach please contact the school directly