British Values

At Bournes Green Infant School, we think it is very important that our pupils develop a strong set of values and principles, and that they question and understand what it means to grow up in British society.

Through a rich and challenging curriculum, and a focus on key events in British History, we invite pupils to reflect upon their role in a diverse, multicultural and multi faith society.

Within our ‘What Makes Britain Great?’ topic in Year 1, and discrete lessons focused on the fundamental British Values in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, we equip pupils with a mature, respectful and sensitive appreciation for difference and diversity. In discussing what it means to be British, children engage critically with stereotypes and prejudices and develop an understanding of how we can celebrate our heritage and home cultures whilst also embracing the ties that bind us together. We further instil an appreciation of the values of fairness and democracy through our school council.

We deliver an inclusive Religious Education curriculum that teaches pupils about the beliefs and practices of major religious groups, and the shared values that religion can promote in synchrony with core British values.

As a school we take our responsibility to generate a respect for difference and individual rights seriously. Our challenging curriculum enables pupils to recognise the valuable role that they play as emerging citizens in British society.