British Values

British Values 

British Values are very important to us here at Ellwood Community Primary School. We are dedicated to promoting them within our school community in order to establish a strong sense of social and moral responsibility.

We see British Values as underpinning what it is to be a citizen in a modern and diverse Britain. We strive to create an environment which is free from discrimination, intolerance and hate. We want to challenge prejudice and stereotyping, whilst strengthening relationships within the community.

As well as actively promoting these values with our pupils, we also work hard to try to plan and embed them into our curriculum. This helps to ensure our pupils understand the importance of respect, so they are fully prepared to live and work in modern Britain as responsible citizens. 

Developing and promoting the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development of the pupils is also an important part of promoting British Values.  



A culture built upon freedom and equality, where everyone is aware of their rights and responsibilities.
Pupils are involved in a democratic process to select their class school council members. Our school council is then able to voice the opinions of their peers and influence change. 
Pupils are taught how to voice their opinions in a respectful way and are given many choices throughout their school day, from voting for the class book to sharing their views on their learning. 
The rule of law

The need for rules to make a happy, safe and secure environment to live and work.
At Ellwood we share and follow our school behaviour policy. Pupils and staff collaborate together to create their own class rules, these are discussed and prioritised, based on the children's views of what will help keep everyone safe, maintain good order, enable learning and ensure fairness. 
We have visits from the local police who help pupils understand the importance of follow the law and help educate them about their responsibilities as citizens. 
Cycling proficiency help pupils to understand parts of the Highway Code and the importance of following rules, guidelines and being safe. 
We celebrate road safety week, internet safety day, fire safety and sun safety day to support the children in understanding how they can keep themselves safe in their everyday life. 
Individual Liberty
Protection of your rights and the rights of others around you.
We strive to encourage children to develop a positive sense of themselves through a wealth of activities and opportunities designed to allow to them take risks, talk positively about themselves, share opinions and views in a safe environment and build their resilience. 
 Pupil voice is at the heart of our school culture. Staff and pupils have positive relationships so that pupils' voices feel valued and listened to. Pupils are given opportunities to share their opinions though listening boxes, pupil wellbeing questionnaires, school council, PSHE work and My Plan reviews. 
 Mutual respect & tolerance of different faiths and beliefs
Understanding that we all don’t share the same beliefs and values. Respecting those values, ideas and beliefs of others whilst not imposing our own onto them.
We aim to create an ethos of inclusivity and tolerance where views, faiths, cultures and races are valued and children are engaged with the wider community. Through RE and topic work, pupils learn about different faiths, cultures and traditions. They are given opportunities to discuss the differences and similarities to their own lives and are taught how to respect and celebrate the differences.