British Values

                                                                            BRITISH VALUES 

                                                              TEACHING BRITISH VALUES 


At Woodford Valley Primary Academy we promote British Values through our spiritual, moral, social and cultural education which permeates through the school’s curriculum and supports the development of the ‘whole child’. 

We recognise that such development is most successful when those values and attitudes are promoted by all the staff and provide a model of behaviour for our pupils.  

At Woodford Valley Primary Academy these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways. 



Democracy is embedded within the school.  Pupils are listened to by adults and are taught to listen carefully with concern to each other, respecting the right of every pupil to have their opinions and voice heard. We empower our pupils by giving them opportunities to make choices about the things that they believe to be important. By valuing each ‘voice’ and by listening and responding to that voice we demonstrate that we support democracy and liberty. Each year the pupils decide upon their class behaviour rules and the rights associated with these. We have a school council which meets regularly with a member of staff to discuss issues raised in class council meetings. 

               The Rule of Law 

The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school or the country, are consistently reinforced at Woodford Valley Primary Academy.  These are the school and class rules. Pupils are taught the value and the reasons behind class, school and national rules and laws. This type of environment enables pupils to feel safe and secure; this in turn, promotes the optimum conditions for learning to take place. 

  Individual Liberty 

Pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for pupils to make informed choices, through a safe environment and an empowering education.  

 Mutual Respect 

Mutual respect is at the heart of our values. Pupils learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community, including, staff, pupils and parents, treat each other with respect. 

Tolerance of those with other Faiths and Beliefs 

Children can be from different faiths and cultures. We promote diversity through our celebrations of different faiths and cultures. Each person  at Woodford Valley Primary Academy is respected and valued equally without regard to ability, gender, faith, heritage or race. . 

Pupils are encouraged to experience British Culture through our curriculum themes. For example, pupils have visited: Salisbury Cathedral, theatre groups have performed plays and as a school, we take part in local sporting activities which helps to instil ‘fair play’ and engender a ’team spirit’.