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British Values

In 2011 the government set out its ‘British values’ for life in modern Britain.

These were:

  • Democracy
  • Rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of those of other faiths and beliefs

At Peterchurch Primary School, these values sit alongside our PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) and our SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) teaching as well as safeguarding arrangements.

Children understand and apply these values through a range of learning opportunities. For example:

  • A ‘School Council’ where children vote for representatives and take part in developing the school;
  • Our school rules, where children are taught to make good choices and understand that all are responsible for taking part in making our school a happy place to be;
  • Enabling children to take part in a wide range of clubs of their choice;
  • Having high expectations with regard to manners, behaviour and courtesy;
  • Supporting children, through ‘Peer Mediation’, to discuss differences and disagreements and find a solution;
  • Taking part in community initiatives such as the ‘Community Lunch’ in ‘The Hub’;
  • Helping pupils to value their own physical well-being through high quality school meals and sports provision;
  • Teaching children, on a regular basis, about the importance of the internet, social media and keeping safe;
  • Enabling parents and children to share in regular ‘Sharing assemblies’ where good attendance and learning behaviour are all valued and celebrated.

In summary, we support children to ‘Seek, learn and grow’ and to take their own steps to enable this to happen. 

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