British Values

At Tritlington C of E First School we take every opportunity to reinforce our British values through Collective Worship and throughout the curriculum.

We value the diverse ethnic background of all pupils and families and we feel through our enriching values based curriculum we enable pupils to develop their role as a member of school, the community and also as a global citizen.

Promoting British Values 
Value       How we promote it at Tritlington
  • We have an elected school council. This is used as an opportunity to promote and teach about democracy and the electoral process.
  • All pupils in the school take part in an annual questionnaire to find out how they think we can improve the school. Pupils’ ideas are included in the annual School Improvement Plan.
  • We encourage our pupils to volunteer in and out of school. This includes being play leaders, and also raising money for local and national charities. 
  • Democracy is also promoted through additional PSHE lessons and assemblies.
  • High profile figures such as Nelson Mandela and Malala Yousafzai are discussed in assemblies.
  • Inviting County, Town Councillors, MPs and other locally elected speakers or representatives of local community organisations to the school.
The Rule of  Law         
  • We have high expectations about pupil conduct and this is reflected in our Behaviour Policy.
  • The school Behaviour Policy is regularly reviewed and explained to all.
  • Assemblies focus on our Christian values.
  • Through our school assemblies, circle time and PSHE, pupils are taught how to earn trust and respect and are supported to develop a strong sense of morality; knowing right from wrong and doing the right think even when it’s difficult.
  • Within our RE curriculum, teachers highlight the rules of the Church and God.
Individual Liberty 
  • Children are taught to respect their rights and the rights of others.
  • Through our school values and PSHE programme, children are taught about personal responsibility, choices, ambition and aspiration. They are encouraged to take opportunities to follow their interests in art, music, sport etc.
  • Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, including on-line. This is done through computing lessons, assemblies and outside organisations as well as through the PSHE curriculum.
  • We have a safer internet day and celebrate differences at school.
Mutual Respect 
  • Our high expectations of pupil conduct are reflected in the school’s Behaviour Policy.
  • Our Behaviour policy and our school ethos and culture is one of constantly promoting respect for others. 
  • Through our school’s values, Jigsaw scheme, PSHE and circle time, children are taught to respect each other, to be cooperative and collaborative, be supportive and to look for similarities while being understanding of differences.
  • Mutual respect is also promoted through additional PSHE lessons and assemblies. A range of specific assemblies were delivered focusing on helping other pupils to understand specific special needs.
  • Within classroom teaching there are many opportunities for pupils to learn from and listen to each other.
Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs
  • Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs is promoted through the RE syllabus. Children learn about different religions, their beliefs, places of worship and festivals.
  • Curriculum enrichment weeks focus on different cultures/faiths.
  • Children learn about significant different religious festivals such as Diwali and Ramadan.
  • Through enhancing pupils’ understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society.