The Department for Education states that there is a need for schools to promote fundamental British values. These are:

  • Rule of law
  • Democracy
  • Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
  • Mutual respect
  • Individual liberty

At Eardley we are continually enriching and developing our curriculum so that it incorporates British values as part of our overall PSHE (Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship, Education) programme.

We actively reinforce these values in a wide variety of ways:

Rule of law

Pupils learn what is right and wrong through classroom rules, school rules and also through the Behaviour Policy.

We hold an anti-bullying week each year and do regular work on this through PSHE.

Democracy

Positions on the School Council are decided through a democratic process involving all pupils.

Pupils are given an understanding of freedom of speech for all, including the role the media plays in this.

Tolerance of difference

Pupils across KS1 & 2 take part in a weekly assembly devoted to an aspect of British Values.

Debating forms part of English lessons where pupils listen and respond to contrasting viewpoints.

All incidents of racism and bullying related to protected characteristics (i.e. age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity) are registered and the Local Authority is informed.

Mutual respect

The school identifies weekly outstanding learners in each class and shares these on newsletters.

All staff consistently model mutual respect in their dealings with children and parents/guardians.

We fundraise for charities e.g. Red Nose Day, Children in Need, local charities.

Individual liberty

All pupils are made aware of their individual responsibility in making choices and decisions.

Our behaviour policy embeds the idea of consequences based on choice and action.