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 British Values 


In 2015 the Department for Education encouraged Schools to promote fundamental British values. These are:-

  • Democracy

  • The rule of law

  • Individual liberty

  • Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

At Alderman Knight School we promote British Values by:-

  • Working to develop pupil’s self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence

  • Assisting pupils to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of our land

  • Supporting pupils to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how pupilscan contribute   positively to the lives of those in the locality of the school and society

  • Aiding pupils to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services

  • Encouraging tolerance and harmony between different cultures by enabling students to develop an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures

  • Inspiring everyone to have respect for other people

  • Developing respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic process


  • Pupils have a say what happens in our school

  • Pupils vote for school council representatives

  • Pupils vote for our chosen house charities

  • Pupils engage in learning about local and general elections


  • Pupils learn about the roles of the police to help keep people safe

  • Pupils investigate the role of courts and the justice system

  • Pupils develop knowledge on what Parliament is and how it works

  • Pupils learn about the various legal ages within the UK


  • Pupils are encouraged to take responsibility for own actions

  • Pupils are taught the UN Rights of a Child

  • Pupils are helped to understand consequences of their actions

  • Pupils are given choices about different clubs they can attend at lunchtimes


  • Pupils develop their knowledge of various religions and faiths within the world and UK

  • Pupils are encouraged to respect other peoples beliefs and opinions

  • Pupils develop their understanding that everyone is different

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