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British Values

Our school reflects British values in all that we do. We aim to nurture our children on their journey through life so they can grow into safe, caring, democratic, responsible and tolerant adults who make a positive difference to British society and to the world. We encourage our children to be creative, unique, open-minded and independent individuals, respectful of themselves and of others in our school, our local community and the wider world. Our Curriculum provides children with opportunities for learning by introducing themes from the perspective of other people in other countries.

The Department for Education states that there is a need:

“To create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote 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 Lane End Primary School, we actively promote British values in the following ways:

Democracy is embedded throughout our school curriculum.  Pupils are always listened to by adults and are taught to listen carefully and with concern to each other, respecting the right of every individual to have their opinions and voices heard.  Pupils also have the opportunity to air their opinions and ideas through our School Parliament and pupil voice activities.  The elections of our members of parliament are based solely on pupil votes, reflecting our British electoral system and demonstrating democracy in action.

Rule of Law
The importance of laws whether they are those that govern the class, the school or the country, are consistently reinforced. Each class also discusses right from wrong to ensure that every class member is able to learn in a safe and ordered environment. Our pupils are taught the values and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Children in Uppeer KS2 take part in a programme of study with local magistrates to help them to understand the judicial process and the importance of the rule of law.

Individual Liberty
Within our school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment.  As a school we educate and provide boundaries for our pupils to make choices safely.  Our pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely; examples of this can be clearly seen in our e-safety and P.S.H.E. lessons.  Whether it is through choice of challenge; of how they record; of participation in our extra- curricular activities; our pupils are given the freedom to make choices and are encouraged to act responsibly and show initiative.

Mutual Respect

As a school which holds values at the core of our ethos, our school values and Behaviour policies have evolved around values such as ‘Respect’.  The pupils have been part of discussions and collective worship related to what this means and how it is shown.  Respect is one of the values which is taught explicitly within lessons and collective worship, enabling pupils to contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of our school.  It is shared with home through newsletters and website information.  Adults throughout the school model, demonstrate and promote respect for others as do older children who have suitable, age related, tasks and responsibilities and this is reiterated throughout classroom learning as well as our behaviour.

Tolerance of Those With Different Faiths And Beliefs
As one of our five school values, Respect ensures tolerance of those who have different faiths and beliefs. Lane End Primary School enhances pupils’ understanding of different faiths and beliefs through religious education studies; P.S.H.E. work; welcoming visitors from other schools in order to celebrate differences and enjoying a depth of study during themed weeks.  Beliefs, traditions and customs from around the world are studied, with visitors being invited into our school to enrich and extend understanding.  Through these activities our pupils gain an enhanced understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and an understanding of the importance of identifying and combatting discrimination.


Designated Person for Child Protection is the Headteacher Mrs Debbie Williams

Deputy Designated Persons for Child Protection Mrs Hannah Brunning and Mrs Kayleigh King

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