Claverley CE (Aided) Primary School

Promoting British Values at Claverley CE (VC) Primary School

During the spring term, the whole school have had informative talks from Philip Dunne (MP) about the role an MP. They also listened to the way the police support the community from Inspector Thomas.

Philip Dunne pictured with the school council. Inspector Thomas speaking to the whole school.

The DfE have reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”

The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values have been reiterated this year (2014). At Claverley Primary these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:


We have a school council from Y2 – Y6 which meets regularly to discuss issues raised.  Every child on the school council is voted in by their class. Through our curriculum children are taught about, and encouraged to respect, public institutions and services.

The Rule of Law:

The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced at Claverley. Pupils are taught from an early age the rules of the school. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind rules and laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service help reinforce this message.

Individual Liberty:

At Claverley, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make informed choices, through a safe environment and an empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our eSafety and PSHE work. Claverley has an anti-bullying culture and behaviour and safety policies in place.

Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs:

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 treat each other with respect. Claverley provide opportunities for the children to visit places of significant cultural interest, places of worship and we actively encourage visitors from a range of communities and organisations into school.

British Values in our school

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