St Nicholas Church of England Primary School

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Our Wholesome Curriculum encompasses: • Heart- Feelings and responding • Head- ‘sticky knowledge’ • Hands- physical skills •Health- physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social and environmental

British Values

Promoting Fundamental British Values

In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British values in schools to ensure children leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. Children are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.


The Key Values are:


  • Democracy- in our school, all children have an equal right to be heard. Democracy is modelled through voting for good citizens every month. Younger children reflect on the importance of fairness and older children discuss the value of democracy.
  • Rule of law- children explore different examples of codes for human life (through RE and PSHRE). Rule of law is modelled through our restorative approach to behaviour in our school, where the focus is on repairing harm and tackling the root of a problem, while allowing those involved in a behaviour incident to help resolve conflict.
  • Individual liberty-Through worship, RE and History, our children consider the ways in which we are 'free'. Through PSHRE,  younger children are aware of taking responsibility for their choices. Older children are given the opportunity to explore the balance between rights, responsibilities, diversity and belonging that make up daily life in a diverse country like Britain.
  • Respectful attitudes- As one of our Christian values, expectations for all are extremely high when it comes to respect, with staff modelling respectful behaviour towards each other, parents and children. In RE, children explore diverse faiths and world views and we expect respectful attitudes from all. Debate is possible in the positive space created, which offers children the opportunity to practise listening, learning and thinking about others in a mutual respectful environment.
  • Mutual tolerance -Younger children reflect on how they function harmoniously as a group, thinking about co-operation, sharing, being kind, open-minded and generous to each other. Older children consider acceptance, mutual understanding, warmth and love. A baseline for a fair community is that each person's right to be themselves is accepted by all. Tolerance is not enough and through RE and PSHRE children are taught to have a positive attitude towards diversity and to celebrate it.