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British Values

British Values at Cove Infant School


British Values have been identified as:

  • Democracy
  • Rule of Law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual Respect
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs



  • Elected School Council by children’s vote– listening and sharing all children’s view
  • All children contribute to Class Rules
  • Children chosen to represent class in… Green Team, ICT leaders
  • Children volunteering to be Playground Buddies
  • Children apply for and then get chosen to take on the responsibility for Class Jobs
  • Make choices to contribute to school fundraising
  • Decision making using yellow/ black hats eg in conscience alley
  • Daily opportunities for children’s opinion’s and choice within the learning environment
  • Pupil conferencing and questionnaires

Rule of Law

  • Each class decide on own class rules
  • School rules – enforced by all. Children understand value and reasons for the rules and consequences for breaking the rules
  • Good to be Green Behaviour System
  • Playground rules
  • Safety rules – PE etc
  • E-safety – rules
  • Police Visits – to Year R
  • Fire Crew – visit to Year One
  • PSHE activities on right and wrong
  • Negotiated rules when working together in Collaboration
  • Assemblies and Class Worship
  • PSHE and circle time

Individual Liberty

  • Using the Value of Independence- personal responsibility
  • Children encouraged to exercise their rights throughout the school, class, playground and through the curriculum
  • PSHE – respecting others, encouraging ambition and aspirations
  • Celebrating achievements in assemblies
  • SEAL has specific units relating to Individual Liberty – especially ‘It’s Good to be Me’
  • Opportunities to pursue own interests eg sport, music, art through Curriculum and after school clubs
  • Developing School and Learning Values

Mutual Respect and Tolerance

  • Through assemblies – different beliefs, celebrations, cultures
  • PSHE promoting tolerance and respect
  • RE lessons compare different religions, customs and beliefs
  • Through using value Emotional Intelligence
  • Visits by local priest
  • School visits to places of worship
  • Link with the wider world through projects
  • Contributing to foodbanks. Harvest, fund raising for others,
  • Themed Days or weeks learning about other cultures – through music, art, food, dance etc
  • Exploring what it means to be British – way of life and our culture and national days and festivals