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British Values


At Dunton Green Primary School we actively promote British Values through our curriculum to ensure our pupils become well rounded citizens and leave school fully prepared for life in modern Britain.

 Our pupils are encouraged to respect people of all faiths, races and cultures and to understand that although some people may hold different views about what is 'right' and 'wrong,' all people living in England are subject to its law.

 The government defines British Values as:

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

We promote British Values through our own school values, a rich, broad and balanced curriculum, enrichment opportunities, assemblies and SMSC (spiritual, moral, social and cultural). All curriculum areas provide a vehicle for furthering understanding of these concepts, and our RE and PSHE lessons provide excellent opportunities to deepen and develop understanding. Children embrace these concepts with enthusiasm and demonstrate a good understanding of these ideals to their own lives.

The school makes considerable efforts to ensure children have exposure to a wide experience beyond their local community during which these concepts are shown, through for example, sporting events, a range of visits and participation in wider community events.


Links to school values of Respect

Regular meetings of the democratically selected School Council and Eco Reps from all year groups ensure that pupils are able to make valuable contributions to the development of the School. The Head Boy and Head Girl and their Deputies support the Head teacher each week in the Praise assembly and actively seek to promote the school by talking to visitors and appearing on the school video for the website. Year 6 buddies, House Captains and Sports Captains also provide excellent role models for younger pupils. Children have the opportunity to vote for dojo rewards linked to the core values. The understanding of democracy as a concept is particularly studied in Year 5 through their History-led theme on Ancient Greece and Civil Rights. In Year 4 pupils learn about the suffragette movement through their core text. Whole school assemblies’ link to key events in the UK and around the world linked to democracy eg Parliamentary election.


The Rule of Law

Links to the school values of Respect, Teamwork and Resilience

We have high expectations of our pupils which is reflected in our Positive Behaviour Policy. Pupils understand the need for rules and each year help to create their own ‘class rules’.

We celebrate our successes weekly in the Praise assembly and each half-term pupils displaying the school values consistently receive a merit badge.

Links with the local PCSO are in place and the PCSO is invited to attend school and talk to older pupils about everyone's role (their own) in society, and how this links to following the law.

Pupils in Year 5 learn about drugs which are illegal

Relevant and fair sanctions are put in place when behaviour does not meet expectations.


Individual Liberty

Links to the school values of Respect, Resilience, Achievement and Perseverance.

Pupils understand the importance of accepting responsibility and of their right to be heard in school.

They are consulted on many aspects of school life and demonstrate independence of thought and action.

A range of extra-curricular opportunities are available to our pupils to allow them to develop their talents and interests and outside achievements are celebrated in the weekly praise assembly.

External visitors come to school to talk to older pupils about their careers and their path to success. This opportunity enables pupils to be aspirational and ask questions.

Pupils are given autonomy in learning choices -particularly during Friday conferencing time.

Children are taught to keep themselves safe and healthy through well-being days, P.E, inter and intra sports competitions and Online Safety Day.

Mutual Respect

Links to the school values of Respect, Teamwork and Achievement.

Children can articulate why respect is important; how they show respect to others and how they feel about it for themselves. Children’s behaviour demonstrates their good understanding of this value in action. In Reception children begin to develop their understanding of others through the planned learning opportunities within the ‘prime’ areas of ‘Understanding the World’ and ‘Personal, Social and Emotional Development’. Discussions, assemblies, team games in PE and PSHE lessons across the School help to reinforce this message. Bullying is not tolerated, and pupils are taught about the different types of bullying, why they might occur and discuss possible strategies for dealing with incidents should they witness any. Assemblies include those on people from BAME who have influenced the world we live in or have achieved within their chosen field.

In the Geography curriculum in the Sumer term all pupils study a theme which promotes good citizenship. Recycling, Oceans & plastic pollution, Climate Change, Rainforests & Deforestation, Rivers & Flooding , Our Changing World

Tolerance of different Faiths and Beliefs

Links to the school value of Respect.

Through Religious Education, children learn about different religions, places of worship and the beliefs of others.

Pupils are given the opportunity to visit different places of worship throughout their time at Dunton Green and there are visits n school form visitors who speak about different faiths. A whole term of assemblies is dedicated to 'celebrations.' Within these assemblies, significant religious festivals are discussed to develop pupil's understanding.

Our curriculum encompasses many faiths, religions and countries. Teachers actively encourage discussion and respect when discussing other places, cultures, beliefs and religions.

Diversity is evident within the curriculum and Class and House names are based on a range of inspirational people; Dina-Asher Smith, Malala Yousafzai, Ashley Banjo, Marcus Rashford, Amelia Earhart. Pupils can talk about the different faiths and cultures they learn about, ask questions and show tolerance and respect for others of different faiths and religions. In Year 6 pupils debate the differences of Humanism V Christianity.