British Values at Countess Gytha

British Values and our Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural Education

The promotion of British Values has always been implicitly embedded in the education ethos of Countess Gytha Primary School. We believe it is important to take a holistic approach when promoting these values through the ethos that we promote to staff, parents and carers.


Democracy                           The Rule of Law                       Individual Liberty

   Mutual Respect For and Tolerance of those with Different Faiths and Beliefs and for those Without Faith

You will observe the following throughout our school:
 Opportunities in which children can develop self-confidence and self-awareness.
 Children who are developing a positive sense of themselves by being encouraged to be confident in their own abilities.
 Children who make choices and decisions about what they want to explore and how they are going to use the resources accessible to them.
 Children who are learning to take turns, share, collaborate, make decisions together, negotiate and set their own rules.
 Children who are given time to talk about their experiences and adults who listen sensitively.
 Children who behave within the agreed boundaries.
 Children who are given the time and space to explore the language of feelings.
 Children who are able to take and manage their own risks, in a supportive and safe environment.
 Children who are taught and supported in learning how to be part of a group.
 Staff who are role models who promote and demonstrate tolerance, understanding and respect.
 Practitioners who value and listen to all children’s views, demonstrating the importance of listening to and respecting others.
 Practitioners who value and respond to the questions asked by children and encourage an enquiring mind through both the environment and teaching activities.
 Practitioners who set and maintain clear rules and boundaries within our school, which are explained and reinforced.
 Practitioners who use praise to celebrate achievements.
 Practitioners who support children to manage their own feelings and children who are allowed to express their feelings in a safe environment.
 Practitioners who provide opportunities for children to learn about, explore and reflect on differences between themselves and others.
 Practitioners who are role models who promote and demonstrate tolerance, understanding and respect.

We also ensure that British Values is taught at every possible opportunity both explicitly and through the course of our Topic Work, PSHE, and our RE syllabus.

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