British Values in Our School

At King Street Primary School, we value and celebrate the diverse heritages of everybody. Alongside this, we value and celebrate being part of Britain. In general terms, this means that we celebrate traditions and customs in the course of the year; for example, Harvest Festival during the Autumn term and producing a performance in the run up to Christmas. We also value and celebrate national focusses, recent examples being; Remembrance Day, Safer Internet Day and Black History Month with many more opportunities planned in throughout the year to collaborate with the wider community and world e.g. Children In Need


The table below shows how British Values are an intrinsic part of school life at King Street Primary School.





  • Mission Statement
  • Pupil Voice
  • Pupil Leadership Groups

Children, parents and staff have many opportunities for their voices to be heard at King Street Primary School. Democracy is central to how we operate.


Through Pupil Voice sessions, children are given many opportunities to discuss a range of topics relating to the teaching and learning in school, as well as the development of the school grounds and reward systems.


Pupils are always listened to by adults and are taught to listen carefully and with concern to each other, respecting the right of every individual to have their opinions and voices heard. We encourage pupils to take ownership of not only their school but also of their own learning and progress. This encourages a heightened sense of both personal and social responsibility and is demonstrated on a daily basis by our pupils.



The Rule of Law

  • Mission Statement
  • Behaviour Policy
  • Display of class rules in each classroom,
  • Curriculum links

Through the curriculum, pupils are taught the importance of rules and laws, whether they be those that govern our school or our country. This is referred to and reinforced often, such as in assemblies, class assemblies and when reflecting on behaviour choices. At the start of the school year, each class discusses the school rules and class routines and produces their own class charter. This ensures that every class member is able to learn in a safe and ordered environment, these rules are displayed in each class. These rules play a fundamental role in our behaviour sanctions and rewards and are linked to our Learning Gem Powers.


Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves, and the consequences when laws are broken. These values are reinforced in different ways:

  • Visits from authorities such as the police and fire service
  • Cycling Proficiency lessons enable children to understand the rules of the road and the potential dangers encountered should they break those rules.
  • During Religious Education, when rules for particular faiths are thought about
  • During other school subjects, where there is respect and appreciation for different rules




Individual Liberty

  • Mission Statement
  • Behaviour policy
  • P.S.H.E policy
  • Displays of children’s activities


Alongside rules and laws, we promote freedom of choice and the right to respectfully express views and beliefs. Through the provision of a safe, supportive environment, we provide boundaries for our pupils to make choices safely; for example:

•choices about how they can improve their learning

•choices around the participation in extra-curricular activities


Our pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are taught how to exercise these safely, such as in our PSHE lessons, SEMH lessons and P4C sessions (Sticky Questions).

We teach children how to manage and understand emotions in order to ensure they can be:

Effective and successful learners

  • Make and sustain friendships
  • Deal with and resolve conflicts
  • Solve problems with others by themselves
  • Manage strong feelings such as frustration, anger or anxiety
  • Recover from setbacks and persist in the face of difficulties
  • Work and play cooperatively
  • Recognise and stand up for their rights and the rights of others
  • Understand the value the differences and commonalities between people, respecting the rights of others to have beliefs and values different to their own.
  • To respect and value our world, and the things, both material and alive that exist within it.

Mutual respect

  • Mission Statement
  • Behaviour policy
  • P.S.H.E policy and planning
  • Display of children’s activities and achievements
  • Display of positive values around school

We have high expectations of achievement and behaviour. Children and staff are polite and kind. We believe everyone has their own special gifts and we are expected to use them.

We listen and respect each other. We teach the children that conflict will be dealt with calmly and fairly. All members of the school family are valued equally. We celebrate each other’s achievements whether that be in or out of school through our weekly Celebration Assemblies.

Teachers plan exciting, interesting, challenging and innovative lessons where everybody is expected to do their best and respect others.


Tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs

  • Mission Statement
  • P.S.H.E policy
  • R.E. policy
  • Alternative faith work as part of the R.E curriculum coverage


King Street Primary School is proud to promote and celebrate our different backgrounds and beliefs. Tolerance, politeness and mutual respect are at the heart of our aims, ethos and curriculum.


Our pupils know and understand that it is expected that respect is shown to everyone and to everything, whatever differences we may have. Children learn that their behaviour choices have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community are encouraged to treat each other with respect.


Specific examples of how we at King Street enhance pupils’ understanding and respect for different faiths and beliefs are:


•Through Religious Education, PSHE and other lessons where we develop awareness and appreciation of other cultures – in English through fiction and in art and music by considering cultures from other parts of the world.


•Celebrating cultural differences through assemblies, themed weeks, noticeboards and displays as well as links with schools in other countries.


Activities within school support both children and adults of different or no faith, the children are taught respect and tolerance of these groups and the opinions of the groups are considered with all activities.

Whilst instances contrary to our values are relatively rare, each is treated seriously in line with our policies and expectations.