British Values

Severn View Academy British Values

At Severn View Primary Academy, we actively promote British Values, as defined under the Ofsted 
guidance 2014, through our school vision, ethos, agreed rules, curriculum and teaching:
‘ensure that they and the school promote tolerance of and respect for people of all faiths (or those of 
no faith), cultures and lifestyles; and support and help, through their words, actions and influence 
within the school and more widely in the community, to prepare children and young people positively 
for life in modern Britain’.

The government define these values as

 Democracy

 Rule of law

 Individual liberty

 Mutual respect

 Tolerance of those of different faiths

At Severn View, we value the diverse backgrounds of all pupils and families and undertake a variety 
of events and lessons to celebrate these. We have found this approach to be enriching for all parties 
as it teaches tolerance and respect for the differences in our community and the wider world. 
Underpinning all of this, are a range of curriculum topics which have strong links to the history of the 
British Empire. We actively challenge children, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to 
fundamental British Values, including ‘extremist’ views.

To promote these values:

 We have Pupil Academy Leaders who have applied for the positions and been interviewed by SLT 
and Governors. They each lead a team where pupil’s voices are heard and valued.  

 Our collective worship calendar actively promotes these values through the use of SMSC and RE 
objectives. These values are a focus for each term and incorporated further into PSHE and RE 
lessons.

 Pupils 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
authorities such as the Police, Fire Service, etc. are regular parts of our calendar and help 
reinforce this message. In the broad and balanced curriculum that we deliver there is opportunity 
to discuss these.

 Pupils are actively encouraged and supported to make informed choices, to know and exercise 
their rights and personal freedom (through our work with Unicef and Children’s Rights), but safely 
for example through our e-safety policy.

 Our positive behaviour policy encourages tolerance and mutual respect.

 We visit different places of worship and have visitors to school from other faiths. We have 
established close links with the local community.  

 As a school we recognize and celebrate traditional Saints days and visit the church.