Edenfield C of E Primary School

British Values

British Values at Edenfield C of E Primary School

At Edenfield Primary school we are committed to promoting the fundamental British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.  As a Church of England Primary school, these are intertwined with Christian Values, as stated in the school mission statement, and our programme of daily worship. Through a creative, thought-provoking and engaging curriculum and a wide variety of enrichment activities, we enable pupils to participate fully in the life of the school, and wider community, thus preparing them for life in modern Britain.

British Value of mutual respect of those with different faiths and beliefs

In school we promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils, we:

  • Model respect, good manners and positive relationships between staff and between pupils and staff
  • Publish, share, discuss and display our School Code (five promises)
  • Allow the children to devise, and display, classroom rules to complement our School Code
  • Share Whole School Worship, the aim of which is to ensure that the children have an excellent knowledge of the life and person of Jesus and an understanding of the nature of God as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We help the children to appreciate the Holy Spirit is a gift that can help us in our daily lives and by demonstrating the fruits of the holy spirit, we can make our school a peaceful, happy and loving place in which to learn and grow.  Our Prayer of the Month and Thought of the Week support the themes explored in Whole School Worship.
  • Plan and lead family services in the Parish Church including a Remembrance Service where we complete a project in memory of the fallen soldiers of our village and the wider community.
  • Collect donations for RAFT (Rossendale foodbank)
  • Support and research Global communities. For example: participate in the Romanian Shoe Box Appeal; collect monetary donations to end ‘Child Hunger’ as part of the Harvest Festival; support Children in Need; support Comic Relief; support Sports Relief
  • Provide opportunities for pupils to plan family and community worship on a weekly basis
  • Deliver the Lancashire RE curriculum, through which we teach a balanced programme of World Faiths and Religions
  • Meet for weekly reflection time to discuss the highlights of Whole School Worship
  • Provide a quiet reflection area in every class
  • Collect staff and pupil Worship evaluations and use these to inform future practice
  • Enable the children to visit Church, Mosque, Temples and Synagogue as part of the RE curriculum
  • Plan multi-faith weeks to support the RE curriculum and the diversity of cultures in Britain (includes visitors to school and educational visits)
  • Allow pupils to apply for positions of responsibility in school and appoint using a fair system of selection. Posts include: Buddies; Playground Pals; monitor jobs; School Council Representatives; TABS Representatives (the anti-bullying school); Lunchtime Leaders
  • Teach modern foreign languages (French) throughout KS2 and provide French club for KS1
  • Use effective school displays to celebrate Christianity and World Faiths
  • Follow the Lancashire PSHE curriculum which includes weekly opportunities for circle time
  • Deliver the Kidsafe programme throughout school
  • Work with talk partners on a daily basis
  • Encourage collaborative learning in a range of contexts
  • Visit the local Residential Home to entertain elderly residents
  • Provide entertainment for the Senior Citizens’ social events
  • Support various recycling initiatives as part of the School Eco-Committee
  • Pupils participate in and lead a wide range of fundraising activities


The fundamental British Value of tolerance

In addition to the above we:

  • We promote an ethos that supports all aspects of ethnicity, gender, language, faith, culture, diverse family units, disability, sexual orientation
  • Plan and deliver the curriculum to celebrate the unique and diverse elements of the UK
  • Use the curriculum to explore the Rule of Law including Britain’s democratic parliamentary system and its role in shaping our history
  • The school code is displayed in each classroom, and communal areas, and referred to when acknowledging good behaviour or dealing with disciplinary incidents. Each class also uses the school code to develop their own set of ‘always’ rules.  In this way, the children have ownership of their behaviour.  By following the school code and the ‘always’ rules, the children understand we can create a safe and secure environment conducive to learning and achievement.
  • Promote good behaviour through a mixture of high expectations and an ethos which fosters discipline and mutual respect between pupils and between staff and pupils
  • Use a range of options and rewards to reinforce and praise good behaviour and clear sanctions for those who do not comply with the school’s behaviour policy. These are proportionate and fair.  When unacceptable behaviour is identified, sanctions are implemented consistently and fairly in line with the school behaviour policy.
  • Understand the Edenfield School Code and that breaking one of the five promises will lead to a proportionate consequence
  • Rewards include: house points; teacher award cards; star of the day; star of the week; house point badge awards; beads in the jar; theme days;
  • Provide pupils with the opportunity to improve behaviour and correct mistakes
  • Allow pupils to make a new start each day
  • Plan and deliver the curriculum to celebrate the local community
  • Use displays to reflect the diversity of the school and community
  • Use teaching resources which support tolerance and acceptance
  • Share stories which support tolerance and acceptance
  • Use a fair and democratic system to elect the school council and TABS Committee
  • Use a fair and democratic system to elect House Captains and Vice Captains
  • Deliver e-safety as part of the termly computing curriculum
  • Plan and participate in an annual KS2 residential to: enhance team building skills; investigate ways to overcome barriers and to promote self-confidence and self-esteem



  • Pupils are articulate in explaining why respect is important and how they can demonstrate respect towards others
  • Pupils’ behaviour is consistently very good and demonstrates clear understanding of the values of tolerance and respect
  • Pupils are able to take responsibility for their actions
  • Pupils acknowledge mistakes and are willing to say sorry if needed
  • Pupil are developing resilience to failure and understand it is acceptable to make mistakes as long as we can learn from these
  • Pupils are able to discuss and reflect upon world faiths and cultures
  • Pupils are enthusiastic about exploring different faiths and demonstrate respect for World Religions
  • An enquiry based curriculum is well embedded
  • Pupils are proactive in leading fundraising events, enjoy these and show empathy towards those who are less fortunate
  • Pupils take pride in raising money for charity
  • School awarded first prize for ‘Tune into Battery Recycling’ as part of the school’s commitment to recycling and won an iPad
  • School awarded Gold Award for Lancashire County Council’s Chairman’s Challenge (eco- committee)
  • Pupils demonstrate good sportsmanship during inter and intra-school sporting competitions
  • Pupils work successfully in collaborative situations
  • Pupils have a confident voice during School Council Meetings and demonstrate initiative
  • Pupils have a developing understanding of British Law
  • Through the history curriculum, pupils understand how conflict, changing law and social and economical influence impact on Britain today








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