Promoting British Values

The Department of Education 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."

At Moorings Way Infant School we provide opportunities for pupils to explore their own culture and have a clear understanding and appreciation of a wide range of the cultural influences that have shaped modern Britain.

We encourage all children to be tolerant and respectful to those of different faiths and beliefs. This is done by providing the children with an understanding of the main festivals and key dates of significance to British culture e.g. Remembrance Day, the Queen’s Birthday and major political events such as elections.


  • Children involved in democratic processes such as choices for class jobs, school council, and class rules
  • The ‘philosophy for Children programme’ gives pupils the opportunity to choose their own item for discussion
  • Democracy linked assemblies 
  • Suggestion boxes available for parents and children


Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs 

  • RE/PSHE teaching 
  • Moorings Way Aims and Values
  • Assemblies and classwork celebrate the diversity of society
  • Visitors are invited into school to share their knowledge from different faiths and beliefs
  • Assemblies celebrate festivals such as Hanukah, Diwali, Eid-al Fitr Christmas and Harvest


Individual Liberty 

  • Pupils have roles in schools, ie buddies and helpers 
  • Pupils are encouraged to make choices in a safe and secure environment
  • School values and ethos is shared by all members of the school community
  • We have a home/school agreement
  • Children learn about moments in history when liberty has been challenged or compromised



  • This is a key component of our school aims and values. Children are recognised and praised for showing respect
  • Class discussions teach children to take turns and listen to each other’s opinions
  • Children take part in celebration assembly
  • Children support local and national charities


Rule of Law -

  • Children formulate their own golden rules for their class and the whole school
  • Assemblies cover the need for laws and why we have them
  • Pupils have regular opportunities to reflect on behaviour, learning and across the curriculum
  • School links with the local fire and police services
  • Children have a rewards system to encourage positive behaviour