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British Values

Promoting 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


British values on display around our school


KS2 Pupils, parents, and staff should have the right to have their voices heard. This can be achieved through a pupil elected school council where class representatives raise issues and suggest ideas for improvement. Parents and guardians should also be given the opportunity to express any concerns or queries through parents evening and regular contact with staff.

Individual Liberty

Promote the freedom of choice and the right to respectfully express views and beliefs in a safe environment. Teach children to take responsibility for their behaviour. They are supported to understand that they have rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely. Pupils should be supported to become as independent as possible. This can be demonstrated through PSHE lessons, assemblies and attitudes of staff around school.


Mutual Respect and Tolerance of Those With Different Faiths or Beliefs

Students should be taught to show empathy and understanding of people from different backgrounds. Give pupils regular opportunities to learn about different cultures and beliefs to reinforce messages of tolerance and respect. This will allow them to understand and respect different values that are different from their own. We teach this through example, assemblies and a variety of stories told around the school.

Rule of Law 

The children at Richard Bonington are encouraged to follow our always code. This code ensures that the children treat each other and themselves with respect and care. We regularly celebrate our children who hold up the always code through assemblies, dojo rewards, weekly newsletters and certificates.

Stories that promote British Values