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Turves Green Primary School, Birmingham

Promoting British Values


All schools have a duty to promote British Values in schools. This Duty is to actively promote :

  • Democracy so that children have an understanding of how citizens can influence decision making through the democratic process
  • Rule of law so that children have an appreciation that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for their wellbeing and safety
  • Individual liberty so that there is an understanding that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law
  • Mutual respect of different faiths and beliefs so that children have an acceptance that other people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudice. There will then also be an understanding of the importance of identifying and combatting discrimination
At Turves Green Primary School we promote British Values in a number of ways    


  • School council vote
  • School council – offering a voice that is listened to then acted upon
  • Votes for class decisions
  • Literacy votes after debates
  • Assemblies
  • Election discussions
  • Research group – reviewing a range of policies such as marking policy

Rule of law

  • Behaviour strategy  which wraps around the whole school
  • School rules  and the reasons for them
  • Class rules / code
  • Consequences when rules are broken
  • Praise and rewards – house points, certificates, reward objects, verbal, reward assembly
  • Reward afternoons
  • Home school agreement
  • Jobs people do topic
  • Assemblies
  • Election discussion
  • PE – rules of games
  • Play leaders – organise games and rules
  • Literature with morals / a lesson.  Discussion of choices.

Individual liberty

  • Actively encouraged to make choices
  • Provide safe environment to make choice, boundaries and planned curriculum
  • Behaviour strategy
  • Personal, Social and Health Education
  • Circle time
  • RE
  • eSafety – ICT lessons
  • PE
  • Assemblies
  • Anti-bullying policy
  • E safety policy
  • Fair trade topic in Year 6
  • After school clubs – children to choose
  • Teacher choice reward
  • Layer your Learning – children choosing how the further their learning
  • Themed lunches - choice of lunch being chosen by School Council
  • Literature with morals or  a lesson.  Discussion of choices.

Mutual respect of different faith and beliefs

  • Behaviour strategy
  • Bound book to challenge racist, homophobic, anti-Semitic opinions – consequences and parental contact.  challenge racist, homophobic, anti-Semitic opinions
  • LGBT training for staff
  • Celebrations of different religions and faiths / beliefs
  • Festival Club
  • Assemblies
  • RE – Broadly Christian based, with exploration of other religions, primarily Hinduism and Islam
  • Collective worship
  • Anti-bullying policy
  • E safety policy
  • Exploration of other cultures in Topic, ART, History, Geography, languages, PE,
  • World events such as – Olympics, World cup
  • Diary plan of world events, inform for assesmbly planning, PSHE and Circle time
  • Teacher choice reward
  • Reading Literature from different cultures in English and ERIC
  • Support of charity
  • Themed lunches
  • Literature with morals or a lesson.  Discussion of choices.