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Paston Ridings 
Primary School

British Values

The DfE has recently 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 were reiterated in 2014. At Paston Ridings Primary School these values are reinforced regularly and are evidenced in the ways shown below.

Schools, through their curriculum, are legally bound to actively promote fundamental British values. 
Pupils at Paston Ridings already have a good understanding of our country, its history and some of our customs.

The Government is asking schools to focus on:

  • democracy
  • law
  • liberty
  • respect
  • tolerance

This enables Paston Ridings Primary School to actively promote fundamental British values.

To show how the school’s work is effective in securing these British Values, we use many different strategies, some examples of which are listed through the diagram below.