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British Values at Elmstead Wood

Our school values echo the British Values


Respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic process

  • We provide pupils with a broad general knowledge and promote respect
  • We teach pupils how they can influence decision making through the democratic process
  • We give our children information on the advantages and disadvantages of democracy and how it works in Britain
  • We encourage all pupils to become involved in decision making and ensure they are listened to in school
  • We hold elections so pupils learn how to argue and defend points of view
  • We teach all children to express their view
  • We teach pupils how public services operate and how they are held to account

Rule of Law

Respect for the basis on which the law is made and applies in England

Support for equality of opportunity for all

  • We ensure all children know the school rules and expectations
  • We make school rules and expectations clear and fair to all
  • We help pupils distinguish between right and wrong
  • We teach pupils about the law, to have respect for the law and the reasons we have the law
  • We teach pupils that the law helps to protect us
  • We work with our local police officers within school
  • We teach pupils about civil and criminal law and discuss how this may differ from religious laws
  • We demonstrate a fair approach and resolving conflicts

Individual Liberty

Support and respect for the liberties of individuals within the law

  • We support pupils to develop their self esteem, self confidence and self knowledge
  • We encourage all pupils to take responsibility for their actions
  • We allow and encourage children to express their views
  • We challenge stereotypes
  • We ensure we have a strong anti–bullying culture that all children are aware of and follow
  • We promote e-safety

Respect and Tolerance

Respect for and tolerance of different faiths and religious and other beliefs

  • We promote respect for all individuals
  • We help pupils develop an understanding and respect their own and others' cultures
  • We organise visits to places of worship
  • We challenge unacceptable behaviour
  • We develop links with faith communities
  • We develop personal thinking skills
  • We discuss differences between people