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British Values

Statement on British Values
The Department for Education has published updated guidelines on promoting British Values in schools. (November 2014)

Statement of Intent At Greenleas

We provide opportunities for pupils to explore their own culture and develop their understanding of the cultural influences that have shaped modern Britain. We understand the role that this education plays in protecting children from radical and extremist ideas through the promotion of the below British Values, as identified in the Prevent Strategy 2011.

• Democracy

• The Rule of Law

• Individual Liberty

• Mutual respect and tolerance


Democracy is active within the school. Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our School Council and Pupil questionnaires. The election of School Council Reps is based solely on pupil votes.
• Children also have the opportunity to vote for Values Champions - an award to celebrate those children demonstrating the school values.

The Rule of Law

•The importance of rules to keep us safe are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days.
•Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind rules, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when rules are broken.
•Visits from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service are regular parts of our calendar and help reinforce this message.
•Through the RE curriculum children learn that their right to hold differing faiths and beliefs is protected in law.

Individual Liberty

Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms through our Values Education and PSHE curriculum, e.g. "It’s good to be me", Independence, Flexiblity and Fairness.

Within school pupils are actively supported to make choices by our safe and supportive environment.

Mutual Respect and Tolerance

Sports activities promote an attitude of equality and fairness.

Our PSHE curriculum embodies values of mutual respect.

The school runs buddy schemes to develop mutual respect between pupils across different phases.

Weekly celebration assembly places equal value on pupils’ achievements.

One school on two sites promotes an ethos of diversity yet equality.

Documents - please click to open

pdf.gif: British Values  -A guide for Parents

British Values -A guide for Parents

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pdf.gif: British Values at Greenleas

British Values at Greenleas

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