British Values at Pucklechurch Primary

Mutual Respect

How do we demonstrate mutual respect in our school?

This British value particularly ties in with our school values of Respect, Generosity, Friendship and Compassion.


School ethos and Crews

Class learning 

Pupils are offered places in crews and are given opportunities to share their ideas.

Crews take part in leading assemblies and take an active part in implementing events and ideas for the whole school. 

Awe and Wonder and Picture News assemblies actively provide time for classes to discuss ideas and generate responses to share with the school, Their ideas are places on display for all to see.

Class teachers invite children to share experiences or objects they are particularly proud of or interested in

Outdoor learning/ forest school includes developing respect for the learning environment and school grounds and how to uphold these for all learners to enjoy

Use of talk partners

Use of non-verbal oracy tools, to gather ideas without always forcing people to share ideas verbally

Paired reading in reading lessons  Working in pairs and groups

Sharing equipment with others

Respecting that not everyone may be completing the same task due to each other’s personal learning journeys

Respecting members of the class who are in other houses during sports competitions who may win when we do not


Tolerance, including of others’ religious beliefs

How do we demonstrate the value of tolerance in our school?

Religion and Science

School ethos

RE lessons teach about different faiths and beliefs

Trips to a different faiths religious place of worship take place every year for each year group

Wider Curriculum lessons encourage cultural diversity

School displays in the main hall celebrate different faiths

Children are provided with authorised absences when out of school for religious reasons

Discussion of evolution theory and its compatibility with religious belief

International week

Non-verbal oracy strategies in class encourage discussion and debates

Enquiry led learning is core for every theme studied each half term where learners are encouraged to explore and question their own ideas

A range of books are chosen for each theme and writing unit in order to expose learners to different cultures, experiences and ideas

A range of books are represented in class book corners and the school library

Picture News and Awe and Wonder assemblies cover different concepts and beliefs and encourage discussion with the whole school




Crews and school council

School ethos

Crews vote for ideas when being consulted in crew meetings

 School council members are voted following a fair voting procedure in each class

The rules about voting and the right to freedom of choice and privacy in voting is taught every time a school council member is voted in

Classes vote for their end of the day text to read

The book corners in some classes have books voted for by members of the class from the school library

Classes are given options for ideas for movie nights by the PTA

School council are asked for food options each term as well as ‘Yes day’ options

History lessons consider development of democracy as a concept

Pupil voice development plans are undertaken by subject leaders regularly

Picture News assemblies includes reference to democracy and other cultures where democracy is not common


Respect for the rule of law



School ethos

Following the rules set through the school – our three key concepts in order to ‘be ready’

A class contract is co-created with teachers and their class and signed by all members to follow the set rules that fit in with the school rules

Positive behaviour policies reflect that every person deserves a ‘fresh start’ and the right to be forgiven

Class monitors are chosen each week/fortnight in order to help uphold the standards and rules of each class

Working scientifically and learning the procedures for these in science lessons during the ‘evaluate’ phases of science topics

Picture News assemblies covering concepts such as ‘should the ____ be allowed?’, considering public safety

User rights and working safely on computers contracts are read and signed by each pupil in school. These rules are reinforced in discrete computing lessons as well as daily on computer screens wallpaper.

Learning to play fairly and follow the rules of games as part of the Real PE programme as well as invasion games units of work

Individual liberty


Crews and themed learning opportunities in the school calendar

School ethos

Diversity and Equities crew members deliver assemblies on fairness and other concepts they are interested in, and generate ideas for the school to learn and take part in fund raising for causes they believe in

International week each term allow for children to explore aspects of cultures

Spanish week allow the children to choose aspects of Spanish speaking cultures to investigate and report on

Black History week provides children with role models who fought for equality and those they admire

Children are given opportunities about whether to take part in residential school trips

In History lessons children discuss how role models fought for equality and freedom

Topic lessons discuss how important people sacrificed themselves to ensure we get the freedom we have today

Topic lessons look at other cultures and compare with our own cultures and discuss ways we can help so that they can have the same individual liberties we have

Lessons explore children’s opinions and their opinions are taken into account through a range of verbal and non-verbal strategies

Opportunities are provided in lessons where children can express themselves in art, singing, musical performance and drama

Daily reflections in collective worships

Choices for preferred methods of how to practise their spellings and number facts are offered in home learning opportunities as well as in class

Parents are given the opportunity to withdraw their child from RE lessons and assemblies