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British Values

Promoting Fundamental British Values


In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.

The Key Values are:


·         democracy

·         rule of law

·         individual liberty

·         mutual respect

·         tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

Our British Values Statement


British Values


Silverton C of E Primary School promotes and upholds the British Values of Democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance through the Christian Values of our school.

An understanding of democracy is developed through our School council. Following a vote, each class elects a representative. School council meets once a month to bring to the table any issues or ideas from their class. In addition, they are consulted about their ideas for school improvement, as well as taking part in the interview process for new teaching staff.

An understanding of the rule of law is developed through class discussions around the rights and responsibilities of the pupils. This informs relationships and behaviour in school. At the beginning of each year every class reviews the school and playground rules – they then negotiate their class rules for the year and discuss sanctions for breaking these rules.

An understanding of civil liberty (freedom of speech, freedom of movement, freedom of assembly, freedom of association and freedom of religious worship) is developed through pupil voice, pupil choice and pupil influence in all aspects of school life.

An understanding of respect and tolerance is developed through our school ethos, values and curriculum – especially PSHE and RE. Respect is one of our core values and is examined in depth through class and whole school assemblies and worship.

Other values are developed through Collective Worship, class assemblies and across the curriculum.



Individual Liberty

Rule of Law




Remembrance Day

The children made poppies as a mark of respect for those who have served our country.


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