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British Values             


The Department for Education states that there is a need for schools to promote fundamental British values.  

  • Rule of law
  • Democracy
  • Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
  • Mutual respect
  • Individual liberty

At The Lea we are continually enriching and developing our curriculum so that it incorporates British values as part of our overall PSHE (Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education) programme.

Red, white & blue image of iconic British images e.g. Big Ben

Rule of law

Pupils learn what is right and wrong through classroom rules, school rules and also through the Behaviour Policy.  The link from this to laws of the country are regularly made and supported by visits from our police community support officer.


Positions on the School Council are decided through a democratic process involving all pupils.  Pupils are given an understanding of freedom of speech for all, including the role the media plays in this.  Children’s newspapers are provided to facilitate discussion of local and national issues. 

Tolerance of difference

Debating forms part of English lessons where pupils listen and respond to contrasting viewpoints.  The school actively celebrates its religious, cultural and ethnic diversity. All incidents of racism and bullying related to protected characteristics (i.e. age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity) are registered and the Local Authority is informed.

Mutual respect

The school has high standards it expects for politeness and considerate behaviour.  All staff consistently model mutual respect in their dealings with children and parents/carers.  We fundraise for charities e.g. Red Nose Day & Children in Need.

Individual liberty

All pupils are made aware of their individual responsibility in making choices and decisions.  Our Behaviour Policy embeds the idea of consequences based on choice and action.