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Uffington Church of England Primary School

Uffington
Church of England
Primary School

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British Values


In November, the Department for Education published guidance on promoting British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. All schools have a duty to ‘actively promote’ British values.


At Uffington Church of England Primary School we uphold and teach pupils about British Values in order to:
‘ ensure that they and the school promote tolerance of and respect for people of all faiths (or those of no faith), cultures and lifestyles; and support and help, through their words, actions and influence within the school and more widely in the community, to prepare children and young people positively for life in modern Britain’

These British values are:
• Democracy
• The Rule of Law
• Individual Liberty
• Mutual Respect
• Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs


We ensure that through our school vision, ethos, agreed rules, curriculum and teaching we promote respect and tolerance for all cultures, faiths and lifestyles. As educators we have a duty to prepare our children for life in modern Britain and to keep them safe. We value the importance of and support the current guidance from the Department of Education.


The promotion of modern British values and democracy is clearly evident within our school through the following:

• Assemblies and collective worship where we teach respect for all, the difference between right and wrong, tolerance and respect for all


• R.E lessons which teach the children about other faiths as well as their own


• Our School Council


• A democratic system for children to vote for house captains and school councillors


• Opportunities for all pupils to have a "voice" in an annual pupils survey and activities such as selecting their representatives


• Our School Aims which reflect our commitment to tolerance and respect for others


• Our School Behaviour Policy


• Our school’s commitment to tackling bullying and other forms of harassment


• Our PHSEE programme


• Close links with our church and local community


• Charitable giving


• Links with the police


• Our History lessons which show  how our British history has also helped to shape the modern Britain of today and the modern British values of our society

Please click on the links below to access school policies and information linked to the promotion of British Values: