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British Values Statement


At Matchborough First School Academy, we recognise the importance of the impact and influence of the development in understanding of Fundamental British Values for children. We therefore aim to provide an education that enables children opportunities to explore and develop their own values and beliefs through a greater understanding of the fundamental British values:


  • Democracy
  • The Rule of Law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual Respect
  • Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.


We promote these values through all that we do. We aim to nurture our children on their journey through life so they can grow into safe, caring, democratic, responsible and tolerant adults who make a positive difference to British society and to the world. We encourage our children to be creative, unique, open-minded and independent individuals, respectful of themselves and of other in our school, our local community and the wider world.


The Department for Education states that there is a 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”.



What we do at Matchborough First School Academy:

British Values

What we do



  • School Council/Eco Council
  • Pupil Questionnaires
  • Pupil Voice
  • Pupil questions on a new topic/theme
  • Classroom rules are created by the pupils
  • School Behaviour Policy
  • Learning Ladders
  • Anti-bullying week
  • Promote equality and remove barriers

Understand the importance of discussion to agree an outcome

Value each other’s opinions

The rule of law

  • Classroom rules are adhered by the pupils
  • School rules are reinforces through assemblies/Curriculum/Ethos/Values/


  • Visits by the wider community – emergency services etc
  • Play leaders – led by pupils
  • Monitors
  • Being courteous (manners/politeness/social conventions)
  • Pupils rights


Gives a broad view of how we help each other in the real world


Actions and consequences

Individual liberty

  • Positive culture in school in which children are allowed choice and independence/freedom is encouraged & difference is celebrated
  • After School clubs – which reflect pupil interests
  • E-Safety lessons
  • PSHE curriculum/SEAL
  • Pupils are encouraged to make choices/volunteer

Actions and consequences

Opportunities for broader interests

Creates respect for each other

Creates a culture of reward but not necessarily financial or materialistic

Mutual Respect

  • Choose different learning partners/groups
  • Friendship bench
  • Lunchtime Monitors
  • Expect respect programme/good listening/teamwork

Builds confidence in understanding their own and others strengths

Creates respect

Helping each other and contributing to their own and others learning

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

  • Culturally diverse curriculum
  • Visits by different faiths
  • Celebrations of religious festivals

Creates an understanding and respect of others beliefs

Creates opportunities to explore and ask questions

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