British Values at Blaby Stokes Primary School

At Blaby Stokes Primary School, we uphold and teach our children about British Values and support the current Ofsted guidance published in September 2014:

“ensure that they and the school promote tolerance of and respect for people of all faiths (or those of no faith), cultures and lifestyles; and support and help, through their words, actions and influence within the school and more widely in the community, to prepare children and young people positively for life in modern Britain”

British values have been defined by the government as:

At Blaby Stokes, our mission is to create a positive learning environment where everyone is valued, supported and encouraged to achieve their full potential in all areas of their lives. We aim to provide opportunities for social cohesion to take place and children and families to live together, learn from each other and therefore experience the values of our society.We reinforce British values regularly in the following ways:

Democracy

Democracy is embedded throughout our school.

The Rule of Law

The importance of laws, whether they are those that govern the class, the school or the country, is consistently reinforced through our curriculum, behaviour system and assemblies.

Freedom / Individual Liberty

At Blaby Stokes, we provide opportunities for our pupils to make choices, within the boundaries of a safe environment and an empowering education.

Mutual Respect

Respect is one of the core values of our school at Blaby Stokes, within our school rules: ‘Ready, Respectful and Safe’. Pupils are actively taught and encouraged to care about other people’s feelings as well as their own.

Tolerance of those with Different Faiths and Beliefs

Blaby Stokes promotes understanding and tolerance towards people of all cultures and faiths. 

Our school takes an interest in national and international news events and sometimes these are used as a stimulus for cross curricular work. Children often watch Newsround within classes and discuss current affairs. We also enjoy celebrating events of special significance, such as Remembrance Day, the Olympics, the World Cup, The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and Children in need.