Mary Elton Primary School

Mary Elton Primary School

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British Values

Our school reflects British values in all that we do. We nurture our pupils on their journey through life so they grow in to caring, responsible and tolerant adults who make a positive difference to British society and to the wider world. We encourage them to be creative, unique, open-minded and independent individuals, respectful of themselves and others in our school, our local community and beyond.

At Mary Elton, we actively promote British values in the following ways:  


Pupils are encouraged to debate topics of interest, express their views and make a meaningful contribution to the running of the school. The children worked with staff, parents and governors to develop the school values and vision. 

Rule of law

We have a clear positive behaviour policy which helps pupils to make good choices about their behaviour. Pupils are helped to distinguish right from wrong, in the classroom, during assemblies and in the playground. This is supported by a growth mindset, restorative approach. 

Individual liberty

At school, pupils are encouraged, and given the freedom to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment, e.g. challenging themselves in their learning. They are supported to develop self-knowledge, self-confidence and a growth mind set in all areas of school life. Pupils are taught to understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms in a safe way, e.g. within Jigsaw lessons. 

Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs  

Respect is one of our school values. Pupils understand that respect is shown to everyone, both adults and children. We help them to develop an understanding of, and respect for, their own and other cultures. Staff and pupils are encouraged to challenge prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour. Through the PSHE and RE curriculum, pupils are encouraged to discuss and respect differences and similarities between people. We offer a culturally rich and diverse curriculum in which all major religions are studied. Through our curriculum we learn about the world in themes such as Eco Warriors and Wonderful World.