British Values


Each year the children decide upon their class charter/ rules and the rights associated with these. All the children contribute to drawing this up with their class teacher/s. 

Children have many opportunities for their voices to be heard. We have a school council which meets regularly to discuss issues raised in pupil voice assemblies. The council has its own budget and is able to genuinely effect change within the school. 

Children have an annual questionnaire with which they are able to put forward their views about the school. 

The Rule of Law 

The importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school assemblies. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service help reinforce this message. 

Individual Liberty 

Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make choices safely, through provision of a safe environment and empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely. 

Mutual Respect 

Mutual respect is at the heart of our values at Napier. Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community treat each other with respect. 

Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs 

At Napier we place a great emphasis on promoting diversity with the children. Assemblies are regularly planned to address this issue either directly or through the inclusion of stories and celebrations from a variety of faiths and cultures. Our RE and PSHE teaching reinforce this. Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance

learning within classes and the school. Children visit places of worship that are important to different faiths. 

At Napier we will actively challenge pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values, including ‘extremist’ views 

British Values in the PSHE Curriculum 

British Values are a thread throughout our whole-school PSHE curriculum. Children learn directly about these values throughout different learning units. 


January 2024