British Values

In accordance with the Department for Education, we aim to actively promote British Values at Padiham Green to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is "right and wrong", all people living in England are subject to its law. 

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Democracy – what do we do?

  • Class voting for the election of school councillors at the start of the year;
  • Annual school wide campaign and election for our head boy/girl;
  • Provide pupils with a broad general knowledge of, and promote respect for, public institutions and services;
  • Teach pupils how they can influence decision-making through the democratic process;
  • Taught through assemblies and our school curriculum;
  • Teach about elections and how laws are made in Year 6 
  • Encourage pupils to become involved in decision-making processes and ensure they are listened to in school;
  • Help pupils to express their views;
  • Model how perceived injustice can be peacefully challenged;

Rule of law – what do we do?

  • Ensure school rules and expectations are clear and fair;
  • Class rules and celebration of adhering to these rules;
  • Help pupils to distinguish right from wrong;
  • Help pupils to respect the law and the basis on which it is made;
  • Help pupils to understand that living under the rule of law protects individuals;
  • Explore within our Personal Development Lessons laws and what to do if peer pressure is trying to persuade children to break these;
  • Promote the Rights Respecting School Articles (on policies, around school, in assemblies etc);
  • Annual visit from emergency services to talk about the rules of the road.

Individual liberty – what do we do?

  • Support pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem, self-confidence;
  • Encourage pupils to take responsibility for their behaviour, as well as knowing their rights;
  • Model freedom of speech through pupil participation, while ensuring protection of vulnerable pupils and promoting critical analysis of evidence
  • Challenge stereotypes;
  • Implement a strong anti-bullying culture;
  • E-Safety units of work are taught throughout school and parents and staff receive training on these.

Mutual Respect and tolerance of different cultures and religions– what do we do?

  • Explore positive role models (where possible) through our topics
  • Challenge prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour;
  • Organise visits to places of worship
  • Our RE scheme ensures that our children have a good understanding of a range of religious beliefs and customs;
  • Help pupils to acquire an understanding of, and respect for, their own and other cultures and ways of life;
  • Focused PSHE units of work
  • Treat each other with dignity and respect.
  • Listen to each other’s' points of view, recognising that there may be disagreement.
  • Keep discussion and comments on the topic, and off the people.

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