Roger de Clare

Roger de Clare

C. of E. First School and Nursery

Maximum achievement for all in a happy, caring and Christian environment

Station Road, Puckeridge, Ware, Hertfordshire SG11 1TF

01920 821363

British Values

British Values

Promoting British Values at Roger de Clare

The DfE have recently reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”

The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy.  At Roger de Clare these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:

·         Democracy - manners, kindness, environment

Democracy is rife within the school. Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our School Council as well as through our courageous advocacy programme within our wellness curriculum.  Staff also regularly conduct pupil questionnaires. With each new topic, the needs and interests of children are taken into account as learning content is shared.  

·         The Rule of Law - learning, environment

The importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school worship. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service are encouraged.

·         Individual Liberty - growth mindset

Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make choices. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advise how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety and PSHE lessons. Children are also taught about choices in relation to their behaviour.  They learn to understand that they are in control of their actions and how these translate into consequences.  

·         Mutual Respect - manners, learning, kindness, environment

One of our school values is respect, and pupils are part of discussions and worship related to what this means and how it is shown. All stakeholders within the school promote respect for others and this is reiterated through our classroom and learning rules, as well as our behaviour policy.  

·         Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs - learning, kindness, environment

A central idea of our Christian ethos is tolerance and respect for those with different faiths and beliefs. Children are taught the key elements of the 6 main world faiths and have the opportunity to explore and discuss how people see the world differently.  It remains important to us that the children grow up learn what life is like in modern Britain.    Building diverse resources within the school so that representation of all Britons is constantly reinforced remains an ongoing aim of the school.  


The British Values are also linked to The Roger de Clare Way and the relevant strands are shown above in italics.  

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