British Values

Welcome to our British Values page. The five core values British people aim to promote are outlined below. 

  • Democracy 
  • Rule Of Law
  • Tolerance Of Other Cultures And Beliefs
  • Mutual Respect
  • Individual Liberty

At The Arches, the British values are embedded within day to day life and are values particularly linked to many of our school values of citizenship, freedom, equality and fairness. Pupils learn about the values through assemblies, class PHSE/circle time and SMSC occassions. 

Pupils may also learn about government and law, particularly in Year 6. Over previous years, Y6 pupils have visited London and learned more about the political presence within our capital city. 

Our school is aware of the need to be vigilant when it comes to any extremist attitudes or behaviour and appropriate actions will be taken accordingly. All staff are aware of the need to alert the Senior Leadership Team and Governing Body if they have any concerns of this nature and have all received training on such extremism. 

With the childre themselves, our aim is to teach children to be resilient to extremism. This involves pupils being taught about what is right and wrong, enabling pupils to learn that there are many differing views and experiences in the world outside of their own. Our teaching and learning also promotes the development of self-confidence, self-worth and a sense of identity. It provides pupils with opportunities to reflect on and discuss different lifestyles and facets of identity, as well as being able to ask questions, to challenge inappropriate and harmful ideologies, and stand up for what they believe is right. This may happen within RE lessons, SMSC lessons or in any other area of the curriculum where appropriate as well as day to day conversations with other peers or staff.