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How does Binley Woods Primary School Promote our Nation’s British Values?

Binley Woods Vision and Values


At Binley Woods Primary School, we seek to provide the highest standard of education for all pupils in our care. Our vision is to instil in our pupils an enjoyment and thirst for learning so that they are able to fulfil their potential. Our mission statement ‘Growing Every Child’ embodies our whole school ethos. We want our children to learn effectively, not only so they achieve as well as they can right across the curriculum, but also so they learn about themselves and others so that they can be confident, aspirational and empowered to participate successfully at an academic, social and emotional level in a rapidly changing world.


We want our children to become responsible, active citizens who participate in democracy and public life with respect for diversity and a commitment to working towards greater community cohesion. As an inclusive, caring school where every child matters, we recognise that all children have talents and abilities to celebrate, and a part of our role is to help them discover and develop these. We encourage a strong community spirit, where we show consideration and respect for each other; understand differences, and uphold kind, well-mannered behaviour.


We enable children to develop their own set of values by modelling our own through our adopted values term ‘GROW’ providing children opportunities to apply their Generosity, Responsibility, Optimism and Wisdom throughout every school day.



British values 

What these values can look like 

Examples of how these are developed in our school and wider curriculum


· To understand and respect the democratic process

· To understand how they can influence decision making through a democratic process

· To understand how to argue and defend a point of view

· To understand the importance of team work

· Pupils are listened to by adults and taught to listen carefully and with compassion, to each other, respecting the right of every individual to have their opinions and voices heard

· Children learn about democracy in their topics and literacy work - See long term plans

· Key questions for children at the beginning of new topics ‘What do I know already and what do I want to learn?’

· PSHCE & RE lessons

· Values for Life in assemblies

· School Learning Council and School Fundraising Council elections/Eco-Schools Team

· Children all contribute to their class rules

· Class Learning Forums are held weekly in every class to consider issues they wish to consider or improve. The class vote on priorities each week as part of this process and evaluate progress towards them

· School Learning Council are part of the school leadership team giving children a voice in school

The Rule of Law

· Ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong and apply this to their own lives

· Ability to accept responsibility for their behaviour

· To understand the consequences of their behaviour and actions

· Ability to resolve conflict

· Understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality and society more widely

· To understand that living under the rule of law protects them and is essential for their wellbeing and safety

· Children learn about democracy in their topics. See above. See long term plans.

· Values for Life in assemblies

· PSHCE & RE lessons. Visitors in school e.g. police

· Celebrate the Child assemblies

· Classroom rules

· Positive Behaviour Management Policy – all actions have consequences positive and negative behaviours

. Staff Code of Conduct

· Core Skills Curriculum – Thinking Skills. Thinking pathways are taught and children consider the outcomes of decisions they make

Individual Liberty

· To understand rights and responsibilities

. Children learn about liberty in their topics. See long term plans

· Pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment

· School rules

· PSHCE (Rights and Responsibilities)

· Values for Life in assemblies

· Classroom rules

· Choice of challenges within lessons

· Online safety

· Charitable initiatives led by School Fundraising Council

Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

· Reflective about their own beliefs, religious or otherwise that inform their interest in and respect for different people’s faiths, feelings and values

· Reflective about their own experiences

· Interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues and being able to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others

· Use a range of social skills in different contexts, including working and socialising with pupils from different religions, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds

· Participate in a variety of communities and social settings, cooperating well with others

· Understanding and appreciation of the range of different cultures within school and further afield as an essential part of their preparation for life in modern Britain

· Understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity as shown by their tolerance and attitudes

· Children learn about respect and tolerance in their topics. See long term plans

· PSHCE & RE lessons

· Values for Life in assemblies

· A range of different resources are used to support the entire curriculum to help pupils understand and welcome diversity

· School rules

· Equalities policy

· Children working in curriculum areas in different groupings

· Participation in community based activities

· Visitors are invited into school to enrich and extend children’s understanding




Growing Every Child
  • Binley Woods Primary School,
  • Coombe Drive, Binley Woods, Coventry,
  • Warwickshire, CV3 2QU
  • | Tel: 0247 6543 754
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