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British Values

British values promote democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect, and tolerance. We instil these values through student councils, discussions, and inclusive initiatives. We encourage our students to be responsible citizens who contribute positively to society, embodying the principles of democracy and inclusion.

At The White House School we ensure that through our vision, values, relationships and teaching we promote tolerance and respect for all cultures, faiths and lifestyles. The Senior Leadership team also ensures that this ethos is reflected and implemented effectively through school policy and practice and that there are safeguarding policies in place to safeguard and promote pupils’ welfare.

We have a duty to prepare our pupils for life in modern Britain and to keep them safe. Everyone in our school has the right to learn and work in safety. We do not tolerate bullying of any kind and will challenge derogatory language and behaviour towards others.

Fundamental British Values are defined by the DfE as:


  • 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

  • Individual Liberty: Support and respect for the liberties of all within the law

  • Mutual Respect and Tolerance: Support for equality of opportunity for all and respect and tolerance of different faiths and religious and other beliefs


Below are examples of some of the ways in which we actively promote the British Values at The White House School:



  • Elect class representatives for our School Council.

  • Allow the children’s voice to be heard by encouraging free speech.

  • Discuss democracy within assemblies and within relevant classroom-based learning opportunities.


The Rule of Law:

  • Have a robust Positive Behaviour Policy which is consistently applied throughout the school.  

  • Support pupils to understand that rules and laws help them to stay safe.

  • Create opportunity for discussions around issues of law during SMSC and Citizenship lessons, in other curricular areas and through whole-school assemblies, as and when appropriate. 


Individual Liberty:

  • Pupils are given important roles in school, such as School Council Representatives.

  • Pupils are encouraged to understand responsibility in school in terms of their behaviour and commitment to protecting our school community.

  • Equality, justice and fairness are key principles within our school.


Mutual Respect:

At The White House School, pupils learn respect through;

  • The emphasis we place on positive behaviour and attitudes towards others

  • The way the staff model this through their relationships with each other and the pupils

  • The celebration of success via a respectful positive rewards system

  • Celebrating religious occasions, holidays and events



  • Our aims and values

  • The SMSC curriculum.

  • Using world events as opportunities to inform pupils of and positively reinforce life and culture in other countries.

British Values Celebrations


We held an election and voted for our class representatives for school council

Our School Council
Rule of Law

Our motto for positive behaviour is:

"Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Mindful"

These are our school's behaviour rules, set by our pupils:

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