British Values

Promoting British Values at Winwick CE Primary School


The DfE highlight 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 have been reiterated by the Prime Minister this year. At Winwick these values, alongside our Christian Values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:



Children learn to understand and value the democratic process right from the start of their school life. They have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our School Council, Ethos Committee, Eco Council and Pupil questionnaires.  Older children hold positions of responsibility throughout the school and conduct all our visitor show rounds as well as lead our parent evenings. They are integral to leading our school forward. House Captains organise all our sporting events throughout the year with inter-house competitions. These children are elected by the other children and have to deliver their manifesto as to what they are going to achieve in the year and what they stand for. The Governor Award at the end of the year for Outstanding Contribution in our school and community are awarded in consultation with the children from the Ethos Committee alongside our Governor Committee and link to our Values Passports.  Our school behaviour and rewards policy involves a strong sense of choice in actions and subsequent consequences of these choices.


The Rule of Law:

The importance of Laws ( rules that everyone must keep) 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 assemblies. Children 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 people who help us to carry out these laws within our school and wider community are regular parts of our curriculum & calendar and help reinforce this message. 


Individual Liberty:

Within school, children 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 children to make choices safely, through provision of a safe environment and empowering education. Children are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our Online Safety and PSHE lessons. Whether it is through choice of challenge, of how they record, of participation in our numerous extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices.


Mutual Respect:

Part of our school ethos and behaviour policy revolves around the value of 'Respect', and children have been part of discussions and assemblies related to what this means and how it is shown. Posters around the school promote respect for others and this is reiterated through our classroom and learning rules, as well as our behaviour policy. We teach about respect for multi-faiths and for all groups within our society; for equality and a choice to be whom we wish to be in life.

Coronation Crafts & Coffee Morning - Celebrating the Coronation of King Charles III
As a school community, we celebrated King Charles III's Coronation by holding a Coronation Crafts and Coffee Morning.  It was lovely to see the children and their families working on their crafts projects together; we made crowns and created portraits of King Charles!  Once the activities were done, family members who attended came together in the hall for a catch-up at our Coffee Morning - they even wore their crowns too!  It was a wonderful day to commemorate such a special occasion.  
Here were some of the lovely reflections about the morning from family members of the children who joined us...
  • “ What a thoroughly enjoyable time spent this morning with the children, and being able to share the school ”
  • “A lovely idea and a great way to begin The Coronation Weekend”
  • “What a wondering experience! Marvellous to see everyone having a great time and celebrating such an important occasion in the life of our nation”
  • “What a wonderful celebration of our monarchy with our children, their friends and their teachers, it was so much fun and I’m very grateful we were given the opportunity”
  • “ So lovely to join in crafts with the children this morning. Very ceremonial and the music in the background. Lovely to see the adults, children and staff working together. Thank you for the refreshments afterwards. Brilliantly organised as a whole school event and in the classroom.”
  • “ Brilliant morning really enjoyed myself. Enjoyed meeting the staff and children. I celebrated our late Queens Coronation when I was 6/7 years old so lovely to celebrate."
  • “We absolutely loved crafting with the children, such a welcoming and inclusive environment, our one year old loved it all too. She’d like to stay please.”
  • “ Thank you Winwick Primary for a memorable morning celebrating the Coronation.”
Remembering the Life and Service of HRH Queen Elizabeth II
Supporting our National Team during the World Cup
Year 6 Visitor: Magistrate Andrew Emerson 
On 16th May, Magistrate Andrew Emerson will be visiting our Y6 children to share his experiences as a magistrate and what his role entails.  We will share details about the visit here once it has taken place.