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British Values

What must be taught?

Schools should:

  • Enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
  • enable students to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England
  • encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely
  • enable students to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England
  • further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling students to acquire an appreciation for and respect for their own and other cultures
  • encourage respect for other people, and
  • encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England.

Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC) contribute well to the Christian character of the school.

SIAMS 2018


Class 1 celebrated our own royal wedding to commemorate the wedding of

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (Duke and Duchess of Sussex).


For rule of law in our school we aim to show respect to all. We were showing our respect to the royal family and encouraged children to understand respect within a celebration environment. We discussed and reflected on acts of worship within a church and its place within celebration.

For democracy we agreed that it was important for everyone to have an equal right to vote for representatives as our bride and groom therefore on Monday we voted for Maisie and Richard to represent the bride and groom.

For individual liberty in our school we focus on children's self-confidence and self-awareness and people and communities. Every child played an important part in the wedding and they were involved in writing invitations and creating decorations/ decorative items for the wedding. Through this we help children to develop a positive sense of pride in themselves. 

For mutual respect and tolerance in our class we focus on forming positive, relationships with each other where we feel part of a community. Class 1 were able to share this experience with several members of staff, the governing body and the rest of the school as one harmonious community.