British Values

The DfE have reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”

The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent strategy, and these values have been reiterated in 2014

At Sutton Park Primary School we value and respect the diversity and backgrounds of all our pupils, families and the wider school community, these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways.

How we promote British Values at Sutton Park Primary School:

  • School councillors elected for school council
  • Restorative practice
  • School/class charters
  • Vision and values
  • Direct teaching through the curriculum
  • Enterprise education
  • Restorative practice circles
  • Behaviour policy
  • Classroom/school rules
  • High expectations and clear boundaries
  • Bikeability (safety and road rules)
  • Visits from community leaders (Police, Imam…)
  • Social rules – Sporting/friendship/class
  • Accessibility policy
  • Celebration of different festivals (Harvest, Eid ..)
  • Visits to places of worship
  • International day
  • Disability equality/inclusion
  • Local, national and global charity work
  • Circles to reflect assembly themes
  • SEAL – Jigsaw
  • Sex and Relationships Education
  • E-safety
  • R.E. curriculum
  • Sports competitions
  • Restorative circles/reflection
  • Visits to places of worship
  • Marking policy – peer critique
  • Parents consultation
  • Class rules
  • Class charters
  • School and class rules
  • Pupil voice – circle time, feelings
  • Homework
  • Sports competitions
  • Commitment to extra-curricular activities
  • Keeping ourselves and others safe

‘My friends, teachers … everything is what I love about Sutton Park!’ …

Y3 pupil

‘My child’s teacher has always encouraged him and cheered him on’

Y6 Parent

‘I love learning!’

Y2 pupil

‘Every child deserves a champion and that is exactly what you all are’…

Foundation Stage parent

‘I love Sutton Park because we are encouraged to follow our dreams and goals’

Y6 pupil

‘Sutton Park Primary is at the heart of the community’

Y1 parent

‘Knowing who I can speak to, friends or adults, make me feel safe’

Y6 pupil

‘I have a passion for our school to do well as they have supported me as a parent, and my children through some difficult times’

Y4 parent