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British Values

Promoting British Values in Riverside School


“Riverside School is at the heart of the local community,

passionate about promoting inclusion with specialist knowledge and expertise”.


British values are promoted through the taught curriculum at the school, the daily activities that enhance the curriculum and through the attitudes and modelling of staff.


For younger children this will include learning:

  • to share
  • that everyone is different and that is ok
  • how to communicate their needs
  • to listen to others
  • how to wait and take turns
  • that some actions are right or wrong


For older children it will also include learning:

  • that others may have different views form themselves and each other
  • they have a voice (being able to share feelings & views)
  • that they choose how they behave and can make good choices
  • that people have different religious or faith based views
  • people are equal
  • how to show respect for everyone
  • how to take responsibility around the school and in their own choices


Some Curriculum examples promoting British values in the curriculum:

•        RE themes (Eg Christianity & Hinduism focus through KS2)

•        PSHE Themes (Eg: “In someone else’s shoes”, “Celebrating differences”)

•        Topics: “Growing up & moving on”, “All about me”, “Romans in Britain”

•        Circle Time

•        Internet safety


Examples from the daily life of the school:

  • Staff support to sort out playground disputes
  • Voting
  • School Council
  • Assemblies
  • Outside visitors eg. Police
  • “Green/ red choices” concept used throughout the school
  • Celebration of achievement eg certificates, postcards home.