British Values

Promoting our British historical and current values

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At Thatto Heath Community Primary School we ensure that the curriculum actively promotes fundamental British values and that these are included in all our School Policies and Practices.

Definition of “Actively Promote”

  • Focus on, and show how, the school’s work is effective in securing these values.
  • Challenging pupils, staff or parents who express opinions contrary to British values.
ValueHow We Promote It
Respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processWe have an elected school council. This is used as an opportunity to promote and teach about democracy and the electoral process.

Democracy is promoted through PSHE lessons including assemblies.

Children vote for class councillors.

The rule of law.

Respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England

We expect outstanding behaviour of our pupils and this is reflected in our behaviour policy. Through the embedding of our three rules: Ready, Respectful and Safe, across the school, we ensure children exhibit outstanding behaviour as the norm. Behaviour which goes above and beyond this is rewarded through our Class Charts system.

We have strong links with the local police and our ‘Mini Police’ work in close conjunction with them.

The fire brigade are also regular visitors to our school and they discuss laws around fireworks and setting fires as well as explaining their role in society.

Individual liberty.

Support for equality and opportunity for all.

The confidence and self-esteem of our children is nurtured through PSHE sessions such as ‘Good To Be Me’. Our learning mentor delivers ‘Happy To Be Me’ sessions which also help to increase confidence and self-esteem.

Children are encouraged to take the opportunity to follow their interests by attending afterschool and lunchtime clubs.

The children can volunteer in a range of roles such as peer listener or buddy reader.

Children are taught to keep themselves safe, including on-line.

Mutual respect/ tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefsThe choir’s visit to the local hospice at Christmas promotes compassion within our pupils.

Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs is promoted through Religious Education lessons and key stage assemblies.

Visits are made by local religious leaders and the children have the opportunity to visit places of worship.


British Values Display

Read our Policy on Promoting British Values

Promoting British Values
Promoting fundamental British values as part of SMSC in schools

Thatto Heath Community Primary School

Hobart Street
Thatto Heath
St. Helens
Headteacher: Mrs. Catherine Ireland
Main Contact: Mrs. Lisa Coates
SENDCO: Mrs. Louise McCallion
T: 01744 678710

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