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At Stainton CE Primary School, we pride ourselves on our creative curriculum whereby we teach through a cross-curricular approach, ensuring British Values are promoted across the school.                                  


What are British Values? 


According to Ofsted, 'fundamental British values' are:

  • democracy
  • the rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.


The teaching of British Values:

  • enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
  • enable students to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England
  • encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely
  • enable students to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England
  • further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling students to acquire an appreciation for and respect for their own and other cultures
  • encourage respect for other people, and
  • encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England.


How do we teach British Values?


As a school, we follow a scheme of work called "Jigsaw" which brings together Personal, Social, Health and Economic education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a lesson-a-week programme which is underpinned by British Values. This is a mindfulness approach which is incorporated through all aspects of our daily routine as well as having a stand alone 'Jigsaw' lesson each week. 


For more information take a look at the Jigsaw website:


Alternatively, look at "Curriculum - PSHE" in the Key Information tab on our website. 


Daily assemblies also address the key values both in relation to our responsibility to teach British Values and promote our own Church of England school ethos Values.  Each term, we focus on two values which form the basis of our assemblies. 

How our PSHE scheme "Jigsaw" addresses British Values