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British Values

Fundamental British Values

At St John's, in line with The Department for Education, we aim to actively promote British Values at school to ensure the children leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. We aim to make the British Values relevant to daily life of children, so we make links between the British Values, our school values, rules. 


Children are taught what democracy is and that every individual has the right to have their opinions listened to respectfully. Through PSHE sessions, children are taught to discuss issues in a measured, open-minded and calm way.

The Rule of Law

Our children are the taught the value of rules and the reason behind the laws and rules that are designed to govern and protect us.

The behaviour procedures at St John's enable all members of the school community (pupils, staff, governors, parents and visitors) to work together to create a supportive and successful school.

Each year the children review the school rules. These are regularly referred to and reinforced throughout the school day in classrooms, assemblies and outside at breaktimes.

Individual Liberty

At St John's, our children are the encouraged to make good choices supported in a safe and supportive environment.

Children are taught the importance of responsibility; they are expected to take responsibility for their actions and to understand the consequences their actions may have on themselves or on other people.

The understanding of an individual’s rights and responsibilities are promoted in PSHE sessions, online safety sessions and in assemblies. Pupils are also given a range of responsibilities in school.

Mutual Respect

Respect is a core value at St John's. It is one of our school rules, as well as being a fundamental British Value.

Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others.

All members of the school community (pupils, staff, governors, parents and visitors) are expected to treat each other with respect.

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

Children are taught to regard people of all faiths and no faith, races and cultures, with respect and tolerance.

Through RE, assemblies and PHSE children learn about a range of faiths, religions and cultures. The school delivers RE via the 'Discovery RE' Scheme of work. 

Other cultures are celebrated through topics, books and special events throughout the year. 


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