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British Values

At Ingoldisthorpe Primary School we love to promote British Values; acceptance, integrity, rule of law, democracy and tolerance. We are a school proud to be British and who love and respect one another. 

How do we promote British Values in our school?


  • School Behaviour policy – reviewed by Pupil Council

  • Pupils have regular opportunities to reflect during assemblies

  • Pupil interviews and surveys on behaviour

  • Parent/carers questionnaires relating to behaviour, safety etc.

  • Police visits - age of criminal responsibility, rule of law, good citizen

  • Assemblies with a focus linked to the law e.g. school rules & class rules


  • Social, Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) taught as part of the curriculum.

  • Positive relationships between children and staff, encouraged and modelled

  • Inclusive ethos and vision for all children and staff

  • Serving the local community: choir in the village, memorial garden

  • R.E curriculum planed around philosophy, social sciences and theology

  • Anti-bullying information for parents and children

  • Student Council and Eco Council

  • PTA (Friends of School)

  • Assessment for Learning

  • Buddy reading in whole school sessions

  • Partnership Sports link with local school


  • British Values and Democracy Day

  • Jubilee and coronation celebrations

  • Links with local schools

  • Multi-cultural days

  • Stories from world faiths and cultures

  • Curriculum e.g. Foundation Stage/Year 1: Chinese New Year

  • R.E. curriculum – follows the locally agreed syllabus including all major faiths.

  • Reflection opportunities in Assemblies

  • Visits to a range of places of worship & visitors

  • Equalities Policy and Accessibility Plan


  • Children involved in voting and elections: pupil council, rewards etc.

  • Democracy linked assemblies – Election of House Captains/ School Council Reps

  • Pupil/Eco councils

  • Links with local Mayor and Councillors who visit the school and speak to the pupils

  • Local councillor as a Governor

  • Responsibility and Liberty

  • Understanding responsibility; behaviour and learning attitudes.

  • Pupils’ roles in school

  • School values

  • Visits from Police & Fire Brigade

  • Silver Eco Award

  • Local/National charity fundraising

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At Ingoldisthorpe VA Church of England Primary School, we promote British Values through SMSC (Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural) planned curriculum opportunities.
For a definition of British Values within SMSC click here.

Our latest British Values day included;
- A visit from the Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayoress answering the children’s challenging questions about how local government works.
- A visit from PCSO Spencer, who explained the rule of law, asking him a range of probing questions about his vital role in the community.
- The Reception class began their day with a British breakfast, tasting different foods such as Welsh soda bread, Scottish porridge, and toast and English marmalade.
- A courtroom Session, where Maple class teacher, Miss Amy Nelson, presided over matters, judge’s wig and all. The children stood in the dock, voted and got a chance to learn and voice their opinion about the differences and similarities between the rule of law, religious laws, and home and school rules.

“The children had a fantastic fun day of real-life learning,” said head teacher, Sean Wright. “It was wonderful to see the children so focused on learning as much as they could from our community VIPs, as well being immersed in our British cultural values.”
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