British Values

At Garsington CE Primary School we uphold and teach pupils about British Values which are defined as: A thank you from the Queen!

Democracy Rule of law Individual liberty Mutual respect and celebration of those of different faiths and beliefs

These values are taught explicitly through Personal, Social, Health and Emotional (PSHE) and Religious Education (RE).

We also teach British Values through planning and delivering a broad and balanced curriculum.

The school takes opportunities to actively promote British Values through daily collective worship and whole school systems and structures such as electing and running a successful School Council, Prefect system and Learning Detectives.

We also actively promote British values through ensuring that our curriculum planning and delivery includes real opportunities for exploring these values

What do British Values mean at Garsington Primary and in the wider community?


We vote for our school council members, learning detectives, our friendship champions, pupils of the term and talent show finalists.

At the age of 18 you can vote for things such as your political leaders.

We help to make decisions through our school council.

We help make decisions when we are at work.

We help our teacher decide if we have achieved the challenge of the week.

We vote for winners on television programmes such as X Factor and Britain's Got Talent.

Rules of Law

We allow each other and help each other to learn.

We have laws to keep people safe and to stop people getting hurt.

We walk calmly and quietly around the school.

The law tells us what we can and cannot do. For example we have to drive on the left hand side of the road. We are not allowed to steal things.

We are kind to each other.

Rules give us structure so that everything runs smoothly and is well organised.

Liberty (freedom)

We have freedom to speak, share ideas and opinions in lessons and collective worship.

Everyone can choose the religion they would like to follow and some people can choose not to follow a religion.

We have freedom to have fun and choose who we play with.

We have the freedom to talk about anything we want to as long as it doesn't hurt or offend anyone.

We have freedom to choose clubs and suggest ideas for school events.

We have the freedom to travel where ever we want to.

Respect towards all faiths and beliefs

We find out about different religions and beliefs.

We accept that other people have different views and opinions.

We celebrate special religious days and we hold an international evening every year.

We make sure everyone feels included at work and at clubs.

We treat everybody with respect.

We celebrate our multi-cultural society.

How we will be exploring British Values

in Term 4


Pupil evaluation of Year 6 prefects

Governor visit to school

Design of Friendship bench and area

Rules of Law

Corridor expectations

How good behaviour and following the behaviour policy leads to independence

Individual Liberty

Choice in learning style linked to

Growth mindset approach

Weekly Big Question in Collective

Worship and newsletter

Respect towards all faiths and beliefs

St David's Day

St Patrick's Day

Easter experience

Easter, Egg Hunt, Parade

Buddy system