British Values

At Burton Agnes


PSHE and Happy centred schools

Voting in subjects ie early years may vote for book to read, whole school vote for songs to sing

Development on listening skills promotes importance of listening to others

Enable children to express opinions and be involved in decision making – elections/surveys/evaluating own work and work of others,

KS2 debates- English curriculum linked to topic

Leadership opportunities for children – playleaders/librarians/worship group/school Council

Children supported to solve problems and perceived injustice.

History of democracy studied through history curriculum ie Ancient Greece topic in KS2

Where possible children’s views are taken in to account – pupil questionnaire



Rule of law

Children involved in deciding on school rules

Children learn about and uphold school behaviour policy and understand why we have them.

Develop understanding of right and wrong, fair and unfair in a range of contexts and through the curriculum

They learn rules and routines to keep everyone safe.

Dot marking set clear routines which the pupils follow and understand

Visits from police, fire and lifeguard services help reinforce messages

Through history topics children learn how the law has changed over time and the consequences for those who didn’t follow the law.

Children learn about e safety and how to follow rules to stay safe online.

In science children learn about fair testing, rules of science such as forces

PE – rules of the game, fair play, accepting decisions of referees


Individual liberty

The school vision encourages children to develop themselves to be the best that they can be.

Happy centred Schools teaches children skills to be self – confident, resilient and have a high self-esteem.

Opinions are discussed, valued and encouraged

Speaking and listening is valued.

Learning objectives and success criteria I set to allow children to set personal challenges.

Wide range of enrichment activities and clubs that children have the freedom to take part in.

Children encouraged to express themselves through curriculum areas such as drama, art, singing.

Specific projects such as enterprise in ks 2 and Archbishops of York awards allow children to direct own learning

Children are given opportunities for responsibilities – class monitors , worship group, librarians, school council, play leaders

Differences are celebrated positively in a wide range of contexts ie out of school awards, black history week, sign club, teaching children about individual pupil needs ie this is what it’s like to be deaf, autistic, tourettes etc.

E safety, PSHE , worship educate children on their rights and personal freedoms and how to exercise these freedoms safely.

Respect and tolerance of others beliefs and faiths

Our school values promote respect for all – friendship care and trust.

We have 5 golden rules of which one is linked to respecting self and others.

Our school ethos and curriculum promotes more than tolerance it is about respecting differences.

Curriculum promotes respect for all cultures and explore a range of countries.

Visits are made to places of worship – church, mosque, synagogue, Buddhist centre

In the RE Curriculum children learn about other faiths

Black History Month threaded in to curriculum.

Reading materials reflect different faith and cultures – class texts such as journey to Jo’Burg.

Similarities and differences between people and families, including those of different faith, ethnicity, disability discussed openly.

‘Family dining’ at lunchtimes allow children to mix with children from other classes.

Remembrance day focused on every year.

Happy Centred Schools programme and PSHE encourages debate and discussion.  Children learn how to listen, respect and respond to different opinions.




Mutual Respect

Positive relationships between adults in school, children and parents are seen as key to enabling all children to access their learning in a welcoming and safe environment.

Use of talk partners, partners for feedback are done with consideration to thoughts and feelings

Worship covers the theme of respect as it is a Christian Value

Respect features in our Golden Rules

Our school values of Friendship care and trust promote respect.

Children are encouraged to respect each other, themselves, their work and to be proud of their achievements.

Circle time/Happy Centred Schools/Social groups allow children to listen to opinions and take them in to consideration.

Co-operating and working together as a team through curriculum activities promote mutual respect.

In PE we work as a team and respect the opposition.  We consider fair play and think about winners and good losers.





British Values in Art and Design

British Values

Art and Design


Take into account the views of others in shared activities.

Vote for outcomes

Rule of law

Undertake safe practices, following class rules during projects and activities for the benefit of all

Understand the consequences if rules are not followed

Individual liberty

Work within boundaries to make safe choices in art and design

Make own choices within art and design projects

Respect and tolerance of others beliefs and faiths

Experience and talk about art and design work from different cultures and religious beliefs

Use art and design pieces to lean about different faiths and cultures around the world

Mutual Respect

To behave appropriately allowing all participants the opportunity to work effectively

Review each other’s work respectfully

Work together on projects, help and advice others

Experience different festivals, traditions and celebrations through art and design


British Values in Design and Technology 

British Values

Design and Technology


The children must take the views and opinions into account but still have the right to make their own choices.

To take turns both in speech and practically with others.

To understand that it is not always possible or right to have their own way and understand the value of compromise.

Rule of law

To understand the importance of safety rules when using tools.

 To understand and accept that if these rules are not followed that there are consequences to this.

Individual liberty

To understand that there are able to listen to others but can use their own ideas and design choices when making an artefact.

To accept that others ideas may not be the same as their own but are able to accept this.

Respect and tolerance of others beliefs and faiths

To tolerate ideas from others that are different to their own.

To understand that many great design ideas originate from other cultures

Mutual Respect

To listen to and consider the ideas and opinions of others even if they differ from your own.

To be able to take turns during discussions to resolve difficulties or make decisions.

To offer supportive comments in evaluations that will improve learning outcomes in a way that is objective but sensitive to the listener.


British Values in History


British Values



Children explore issues such as democracy in their historical context and relate them to the modern day through studying periods such as Ancient Greece. This enables the students to understand how, overtime, changes happened and to evaluate their impact

Rule of law


Individual liberty

By looking at the achievements of famous British people , children develop an awareness of how they have influenced and shaped the country in which we live. This includes an appreciation of their work.

Respect and tolerance of others beliefs and faiths

Teaching students to respect and value diversity is encouraged in the day to day teaching and learning through showing respect for different viewpoints and ideas as well as in the ability to work effectively together both individually and in groups.

Mutual Respect

Children learn about different periods in history and the respect they showed (or lack of)


British Values in Science        


British Values



Take the views and opinions of others into account

Take turns and instructions from others

Rule of law

Understand the importance of safety rules when working scientifically

 Know that there are consequences in rules are not followed

Understand fair testing

Individual liberty

Make choices when planning an investigation

Others may have different points of view as to where to start

Respect and tolerance of others beliefs and faiths

Scientific discoveries have come from other cultures

Religious beliefs often compete with scientific understanding

Mutual Respect

Work as a team

Discuss findings

Offer support and advice to others


British Values in PE


British Values



Take into account the views of others in teams/groups.

Vote for outcomes

Leadership opportunities for children – playleader award

Rule of law

Undertake safe practices, following class and games rules during PE lessons for the benefit of all.

PE – rules of the game, fair play, accepting decisions of referees

Individual liberty

Work within boundaries to make safe choices in physical activities.

Make own choices with regard to participation and challenging activity.


Respect and tolerance of others beliefs and faiths

Experience and talk about sport/dance from different cultures and religious beliefs linked to whole school themes. Use dance to learn about different faiths and cultures around the world.

Mutual Respect

To behave appropriately to allow all participants the opportunity to take part effectively. Review each other’s work respectfully. Work together in groups/teams, helping and advising others. Experience different festivals, traditions and celebrations through dance and sport.


British Values in Religious Education


British Values



interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues and ability to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others on these issues

Rule of law

Children will develop the ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong and to readily apply this understanding in their own lives, recognise legal boundaries and, in so doing, respect the civil and criminal law of England

Individual liberty

Differences are celebrated

Respect and tolerance of others beliefs and faiths

Children will develop an understanding and appreciation of the range of different cultures within school and further afield as an essential element of their preparation for life in modern Britain

They will show interest in exploring, improving understanding of and showing respect for different faiths and cultural diversity and the extent to which they understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity, as shown by their tolerance and attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities.

Mutual Respect

Children will develop their ability to be reflective about their own beliefs, religious or otherwise, that inform their perspective on life and their interest in and respect for different people’s faiths, feelings and values