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Elvetham Primary

British Values

British Values

British values are defined as democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs. We promote these values through our own school aims, values, curriculum and enrichment activities.


School council (leaders are selected bi - annually by a democratic election process)

Class opportunities to vote in a range of curriculum areas

Class meetings linked to school council where children regularly vote for school decisions

Voting for rewards linked to our behaviour policy

Pupils' views and opinions are sought through questionnaires and interviews

Debates (verbal and written)

Focus Groups

Rule of Law

The importance of laws is reinforced through many aspects of the curriculum

including collective worship, school assemblies, PSHE and RE

Behaviour policy

Fire Service visits (Year 2)

Police visit (Year R)

Basic first aid during PSHE

E – Safety at the beginning of every half term during computing lessons

Individual Liberty

Freedom of speech

Pupil voice in school newsletter / on school website

Pupil voice gathered during class meetings where all children participate. School councillors then represent their peers.

Whole school and key stage assemblies

'I’m Special' assemblies

Playground play choices

Extra- curricular club choices

Year 6 Young Leaders

Interactive Peer Mentors display

School councillors

Mutual Respect

EHPS Virtues

Collective worship

RE curriculum

Sports events and competitions (in school and with local schools)

Covent Garden singing event (annual)

Olympic and Paralympic values (every 2 years)

PSHE Lessons

Guide dog visit (Year1)

Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

RE curriculum covers – Christianity, Sikhism, Islam and Hinduism

Mosque visit – Year 5

Church visits Year 1 and 3

Interfaith Calendar competition

A wide range of teaching resources and books to help pupils understand a range of


Visitors to school

PSHE lessons