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British Values

British Value of Respect and Tolerance

The school council describe how Carrington Infant School display the British Values of Respect and Tolerance

The DfE have 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 and these values were reiterated by the Prime Minister in 2014. Our school supports the identification of a clear set of values that promote a culture where every member of the human family is valued and respected within an inclusive, harmonious, loving society. 


At Carrington Infant School we aim for our children to become valuable and fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of background. We promote the basic British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs. The social, moral, spiritual, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils is a priority. This can be seen across our website, within our vision, our curriculum, and our commitment to an exceptional extra-curricular offer. You can also visit our Facebook and Classdojo pages to see this in action:  



Democracy is embedded in our school. Our pupils are always listened to by adults and are taught to listen carefully and with concern to each other, respecting the right of every individual to have their opinions and voices heard. We have a School Council with members in Key Stage One. These children make and present election speeches and are voted for by their class. The Council meets regularly with the Assistant Head Teacher and in the meetings the children’s views and ideas on a range of school issues are sought and they help make decisions. The council collect class views which they bring to their meetings and are involved in school projects such as the design of the KS1 playground and the Carrington Bear's Kindness Party.


The Rule of Law

The importance of laws and rules, whether they are those that govern the school or the country, are consistently reinforced. Our school has rules which are deeply embedded in our work every day and encompass our Carrington Infant School values. Each class discusses and displays the school rules which are clearly understood by all and seen to be necessary to ensure that every pupil is able to learn in a safe and ordered environment. Our pupils are taught the value and reasons behind our school rules. Details about school rewards and sanctions, choice and consequences are detailed in our behaviour policy.


Individual Liberty

Pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. Making choices is key part the way we want children to learn and, which children learn about through assemblies and Carrington's Curriculum (PSHE) work. Through our work we discuss different choices that the children can make and encourage them to make the right choices. We look at Online safety as a key part of the Computing curriculum and the importance making safe choices when online. Whether it is through the choice of challenge; of how they record or of participation in our numerous extra- curricular activities, our pupils are given the freedom to make choices.


Mutual Respect

Respect is a core value. We are an inclusive school where everyone is valued and has a contribution to make to the school. We have an Additional Resource Provision for six children with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and this is very much part of the school.

 Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. The children and staff often work with the local Church which develops their respect for others in the wider community.


Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs

All different faiths and beliefs are explored and celebrated through assemblies, RE sessions and a variety of visitors into school. The children are taught that people have different faiths and beliefs and that these should be accepted. Children within our school with different faiths are encouraged to share their practices and special celebrations, such as Eid.

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