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British Values

What are British Values?                                                       

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  • Democracy
  • Respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic process.
  • The rule of law
  • Respect for the basis on which the law is made and applies in England.
  • Support for equality of opportunity for all.
  • Individual liberty
  • Support and respect for the liberties of all within the law.
  • Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
  • Respect for and tolerance of different faiths and religious and other beliefs.

British Values at Easterside Academy

At Easterside Academy we uphold and teach pupils about British Values which are defined as:     These values are taught explicitly through Personal, Social, Health and Emotional (PSHE), and Religious Education (RE). We also teach British Values through planning and delivering a broad and balanced curriculum. The school takes opportunities to actively promote British Values through daily collective worship and whole school systems and structures such as electing and running a successful School Council. We also actively promote British values through ensuring that our curriculum planning and delivery includes real opportunities for exploring these values.

Promoting British Values?

Here at Easterside Academy, British Values are encapsulated within our mission statement, key values, Academy objectives and through the Academy’s ethos and curriculum. Activities that support and promote British Values at Easterside:


Children have many opportunities for their voices to be heard.

The Rule of Law

Individual Liberty

Mutual Respect

Understanding of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs

Easterside is situated in an area which is not greatly culturally diverse, therefore we place a great emphasis on promoting diversity with the children. At Easterside Academy we will actively challenge pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values, including ‘extremist’ views.

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