British Values

  • What are ‘British Values’?

    In November 2014, the Department of Education (DfE) placed a duty on schools to promote British Values throughout school life.

    The DfE stated that there is a need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”

    At Oxford Grove, we work hard to broaden our children’s experience, to prepare them for life and work in contemporary Britain. We teach them to respect and value the diversity around them as well as understanding how to make safe, well-considered decisions.

    Our school community embraces and celebrates diversity. We place a strong emphasis on the common values that all communities share such as self-respect, tolerance and the sanctity of life.

    Oxford Grove Primary School has planned for long-term coverage of all aspects of British Values. This coverage is constantly reviewed, updated and referenced on our curriculum planning documents so that we can take into account our rapidly changing community/world and different learning opportunities that may arise under these areas. 

  • British Values Policy

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    Mrs Bain leads our weekly British Values assemblies.

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    Every week, we focus on a different value. We discuss why the value is important, and how we can show this value within our school.

  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

    Below is a selection of activities within our school that address our children’s development of ‘tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs’:

  • Rule of law

    Below is a selection of activities within our school that address our children’s development of ‘the rule of law’:

  • Individual Liberty

    Below is a selection of activities within our school that address our children’s development of ‘individual liberty’:

  • Mutual Respect

    Below is a selection of activities within our school that address our children’s development of ‘mutual respect’:

  • Democracy

    Below is a selection of activities within our school that address our children’s development of ‘democracy’: