British Values

Promoting Fundamental British Values.
In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British Values in school 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

At Warley Road we actively promote British values through:

Focusing on and showing how the school’s work is effective in securing these values

Challenging pupils, staff or parents who express opinions contrary to British values

Democracy – what do we do?

Provide pupils with a broad general knowledge of, and promote respect for, public institutions and services

Teach pupils how they can influence decision-making through the democratic process

Encourage pupils to become involved in decision-making processes and ensure they are listened to in school

Hold Student Council elections each year in our school polling station

Help pupils to express their views

Model how perceived injustice can be peacefully challenged

Democracy is shown through history topics such as the Greeks and Vikings

Circle Time and Thought for The Week

Rule of law – what do we do?

Ensure school rules and expectations are clear and fair

Classroom Code of Conduct

Class rules and celebration of adhering to these rules

Help pupils to distinguish right from wrong

Help pupils to respect the law and the basis on which it is made

Help pupils to understand that living under the rule of law protects individuals

Include visits from our local CPSO throughout  the year

Individual liberty – what do we do?

Support pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence

Encourage pupils to take responsibility for their behaviour, as well as knowing their rights

Model freedom of speech through pupil participation, while ensuring protection of vulnerable pupils

Challenge stereotypes and implement a strong anti-bullying culture

Promote and educate pupils about Online-Safety through school

Respect and tolerance – what do we do?

Promote respect for individual differences

Help pupils to acquire an understanding of, and respect for, their own and other cultures and ways of life

Challenge prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour

Organise visits to places of worship

Learning to disagree in a respectful way

Develop critical personal thinking skills