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British Values

Promoting British Values

At our school our curriculum actively promotes the fundamental British Values of Democracy, The Rule of Law, Individual Liberty and Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.


At the start of each academic year children work together to agree rules and expectations within their class

Regular check in and circle times are held where pupil voice is paramount and pupils are consulted through our School Council meetings. We help children understand how they can shape and influence decision through a democratic process. We work with many public services to promote respect and our children have the opportunity to take become Mini Police and make a positive contribution to society.

The Rule of Law

The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced at our school. Pupils are taught from an early age the rules of the school. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind rules and laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service help reinforce this message.

Individual Liberty:

At SVP pupils are actively encouraged to develop their self confidence and self regard; we encourage children to make the right choices independently and take responsibility for their own actions. We encourage respect for all through our strong anti bullying culture. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our eSafety and PSHE lessons. Children enjoy focus weeks in the curriculum that teach them about the different types of bullying and how they can keep themselves safe.

Mutual Respect & Tolerance 

Mutual respect is at the heart of our values. Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community are encouraged to treat each other with respect. We actively promote diversity through our celebrations of different faiths and cultures. Religious Education lessons and PSHE / R.S.E lessons reinforce messages of tolerance and respect for others. The children visit places of worship that are important to different faiths and local clergy deliver assemblies at our school.

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