British Values

British Values at Roseberry Primary School

What do we mean by British values?
Democracy Respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic process
The rule of law Respect for the basis on which the law is made and applies in England. Support for equality of all
Individual liberty Support and respect for the liberties of all within the law
Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs Respect for and tolerance of different faiths and religious and other beliefs

At Roseberry, we believe that our vision and our bespoke Avatars support the development of British Values. We believe that our school ethos is based on respect for all and promotes preparation for the future.

As a school, we also value and celebrate the rich heritage of Britain. Our curriculum ensures that pupils have the opportunity to learn about our local community as well as other areas in Britain. We celebrate key events in the country such as Remembrance Day and, over the years, we have also celebrated the births of the Royal Princes and Princess, The Para Olympics, The World Cup and Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee.

Assemblies uphold the traditional values of empathy, respect and tolerance. These are also taught through Relationships and Health Education, Circle Time and RE lessons and on an informal basis throughout the school day.
As a Gold Rights Respecting School, we teach about the importance of both rights and responsibilities.
In RE, pupils learn and about a wide range of faiths and beliefs. In addition to supporting our local church, pupils are provided with opportunities to speak to representatives from different religions, for example, a visiting Buddhist Monk and Imam from a local Mosque.
In Early Years, pupils learn about ‘People who help us’ and Eric – our local PCSO – is a regular in school delivering important messages on Internet Safety, Anti-Social Behaviour and other community related issues/events.  In the past, pupils in Year 6 regularly attended ‘Crucial Crew’. At Roseberry, we foster a culture of respect for authority.
Through our Avatars, pupils are encouraged to promote and celebrate the achievements themselves and of others across the wider curriculum; we have celebrated the achievements of athletes, musicians and artists from our locality and beyond. Pupils are encouraged to share and celebrate their own successes both inside and outside of school through for example, assemblies.
The use of ‘Newsround’ supports our pupils in understanding what is going on in the world around them, as do our curriculum topics.
In working closely with Billingham Foodbank and Fairshare and our participation in annual ‘Save the Children’s’ Christmas Jumper Days, Harvest Festivals and Thandigudi Day, pupils recognise how important it is to help and support others in need.

The individual year group long term maps give greater detail as to how year groups support British Values within their classroom. These can be accessed from individual class pages.

If you require any further information about our curriculum, please email our school administrator, Mrs Maddison at