British Values

At Crookesbroom Primary Academy, we uphold and teach pupils about British Values which are defined as:


Rule of law

Individual liberty

Mutual respect

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs 

These values are taught explicitly through Personal, Social, Health and Emotional Education (PSHE) and Citizenship.  We also teach the British Values through planning and delivering a broad and balanced curriculum.


British Value




Democracy is an important value at our   school.  We believe that the voice of   everyone should be heard.  Pupils have   the opportunity to have their voice heard through our School Council and   through regular structure.  Majority   rule is promoted in a range of situations including playground games and   activities.

School Council representatives from each class meet regularly to discuss issues, rules and school needs.  Debates are held in a variety of subjects and in assemblies.

Each class participates in the Votes  for schools scheme where they debate and vote on a current affairs topic.

Pupils can explain that in situations   where choices are offered, the majority will carry the vote.

The golden rules were agreed by the whole school – the voice of our pupils.

Each class votes for a smart learner   every week.


The Rule of Law

We believe that everyone needs to   understand that all the people living in Britain are subject to laws and that rules need to be followed both in and out of school. 

Pupils know and understand that there are consequences should these laws and rules be broken and that laws are there for our protection.

Class and school rules established, explained and enforced consistently. 

Individual behaviour plans involve pupil contribution. 

Agreed rewards and sanctions in place  to promote positive behaviour. 

Outside visitors – police, fire   brigade, etc to promote rules of law and safety.

CEOP-trained staff.

Prevent trained staff


Individual Liberty

Pupils are encouraged to make the correct choices knowing that they are in a safe and supportive   environment.

We believe that pupils should be empowered through the development of their self-esteem, self-knowledge and   self-confidence.

We understand the needs of individual pupils and make reasonable adjustments to accommodate their needs.

Children are able to show independence in learning and are encouraged to think for themselves. 

Pupils are able to exercise their rights, personal freedoms and responsibilities and are advised how to exercise these safely, for example, through our teaching of:e-safety, SRE and keeping safe in other ways.



British Value



Mutual Respect

As a rights-respecting school, mutual   respect is at the heart of our values.    Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others.

All members of the school community   are expected to treat each other with respect and to respect our community and   visitors.

Behaviour targets – respecting each other, staff and property.

Class discussions and conversations.

Conflict resolution – as part of structured lessons and outdoor learning.

Use of social stories to develop mutual respect.

Reward systems in place e.g. reward shop.

Equal treatment of minority groups.

Peer support.


Tolerance of Those of Different Faiths   and Beliefs

We aim to achieve this through  enhancing pupils’ understanding of their place in a culturally diverse   society and by giving children opportunities to experience diversity in our   local community and through delivery of our curriculum.

The same expectations of tolerance are extended to staff, parents/carers and governors.

Visits by local Reverends for collective worship – harvest, etc.

RE lessons and RE days based on different religions.

Visits to local church.

Termly 'Open the Book' assemblies based on bible stories delivered by local Methodist church group.

Celebrating difference and topic days/weeks.

Visits to other places of   worship.

Regular displays – embedded throughout   our curriculum.

Systems in place to report any behaviour that does not sit in line with school ethos - to EAB, local authority and parents/carers.