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British Values

British Values Statement


We value the diverse backgrounds of all pupils, families and the wider school community. Our schools reflect British Values in all that we do. We aim to prepare the children to make a positive contribution to British society and the world. Through the curriculum we focus on global citizenship and strong personal values. We nurture independent learning skills, encouraging every student to take responsibility for themselves and their learning.


We actively promote British Values in the following ways:



  • Children are encouraged to share their opinions and their contributions are always valued. Children also have the opportunity to have their voices heard.
  • Election of School Council members are based on pupil votes after each child has shared their plans and beliefs with their class
  • The principle of democracy is explored in the curriculum as well as in circle times and assemblies.


Rule of Law

  • Our behaviour expectations are founded on our core values and apply to all members of the school community
  • Expectations are clear, fair and regularly promoted
  • Children understand their responsibilities in ensuring everyone’s rights are respected
  • Pupils are encouraged to respect the law; we have visits from authorities such as the police, fire and ambulance services to help reinforce this message


Individual Liberty

  • Within school, pupils are actively encouraged, and given the freedom to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment, e.g. choosing learning challenges and participation in clubs
  • Pupils are supported to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Pupils are encouraged to take responsibility for their behaviour and they understand the importance of making the right choices
  • Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our online safety teaching and PSHE lessons
  • Pupils have key roles and responsibilities in school e.g. prefects, Sports Leaders, classroom monitors, special day helper.


Mutual Respect

  • Respect is a core value to the Donington on Bain community and it is deeply embedded in learning and behaviour. It underpins our work every day, both in and outside of the classroom.
  • The pupils know and understand that it is expected that respect is shown to everyone, adults and children


Tolerance of those with Different Faiths and Beliefs

  • We promote a sense of belonging by supporting pupils to understand their value and contribution in a culturally diverse society
  • We offer a culturally rich and diverse curriculum in which all major religions are studied and respected
  • Cultural appreciation and development is integrated throughout our curriculum. We place emphasis on providing encounters and participation in events and celebrations to broaden all pupils’ experiences and awareness of others
  • Assemblies and PSHE lessons help all pupils to find out about themselves and others, linking their lives to the communities in which they belong. The themes cover areas such as: friendships, helping others and celebrations from a range of faiths and world events
  • Through the PSHE and RE curriculum, pupils are encouraged to discuss and respect differences between people, such as: faith, ethnicity, disability, gender or sexuality and differences in family compositions.