Geoffrey Field Infant School

Geoffrey Field Infant School

British Values

Promoting fundamental British values

Schools are required to promote British values.

“The Teachers’ Standards expect teachers to uphold public trust in the profession and maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour... This includes not undermining fundamental British values”. (Ref: DfE document November 2014).

References:

It is expected that British values will be taught through the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development aspect of the curriculum (SMSC).

These values are defined as:

  1. Respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic process
  2. Respect for the basis on which law is made and applies in England
  3. Support for equality of opportunity for all
  4. Support and respect for the liberties of all within the law
  1. Respect for and tolerance of different faiths and religious and other beliefs

British values are:

Ofsted version

DfE version

Democracy

Respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic process

The rule of law

Respect for the basis on which law is made and applies in England 

   

 Support for equality of opportunity for all

Individual liberty

Support and respect for the liberties of all within the law

 Mutual respect and tolerance

Respect for and tolerance of different faiths and religious and other beliefs

 

 At Geoffrey Field Infant School, we teach pupils about:

We teach these things proactively through the PSHE curriculum (Personal, Social and Health Education), Assemblies, class discussions as well as reactively if incidents occur. British Values are also taught throughout other areas of the curriculum to make contextual, purposeful links.  

Opportunities to promote British values:

Pupil outcomes

Pupils should: