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British Values

Promoting Fundamental British Values.

In accordance with Department for Education guidance we aim to actively promote British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.

The Key Values are:


  • democracy
  • rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect
  • tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs




At Fulwood St. Peter's School children, parents and staff have many opportunities for their voices to be heard. Children are always listened to by adults and are taught to listen carefully to each other, respecting the right of every individual to have their opinions heard. It is a feature of our school that all staff makes time to listen, so that children’s concerns are heard and acted upon.

We have a School Council, elected by the children, which meets regularly to discuss issues raised by the children and by staff and there is also an elected Eco Council which enables the children to implement the teachings of the “Green” agenda in school. 



The Rule of Law

The importance of laws, whether they are those that govern the class, the school or the country are consistently reinforced within school.
Our school is underpinned by our “Golden Rules”  of Ready, Safe and Respect and the children are taught to live by these rules from when they start in our EYFS . Other rules that feature throughout our “hidden” curriculum include Online Safety rules, Health and Safety rules, playground rules etc.  Children are taught the value and reasons behind rules and laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibility that this involves and the consequences when rules are broken. Regular visits from the authorities such as the Police and Fire Service reinforce this message. Children create their own class rules, rewards and sanctions on an annual basis with their new class teacher.
Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms. 



Individual Liberty 

All children  are encouraged to learn through our curriculum drivers be independent learners and are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. They are advised how to exercise these safely, for example through various aspects of our curriculum but particularly through PSHE, Relationships Education and through our comprehensive Computing curriculum lessons and through all aspects of RE and Collective Worship. All children are keen to support local, national and global charities, and are taught consideration for others. Our active School Council decide on the focus for our charity work on an annual basis.



Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs

St Peter's  is a multicultural school which embraces and celebrates different faiths, cultures and beliefs through our cultural calendar, religious education studies, assemblies and PSHE lessons. The pupils are treated with respect and are expected to behave with appropriate respect in return. This approach is supported by our Positive behaviour policy and our school rules. Adults in school are positive role models and demonstrate values at all times.