Ethos and Values

How British Values are promoted at Burton on the Wolds Primary School.

At Burton on the Wolds Primary School we value each and every member of our school community as individuals and respect their rights and freedom. Through our school values, which were decided upon by pupils, we promote the values of:

  • respect

  • responsibility

  • empathy

  • honesty

  • kindness

  • Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our school council. The elections of School Councillors are based on pupil votes.

Rule of Law

  • Pupils are helped to distinguish right from wrong, in the classroom, during assemblies and on the playground.

  • The behaviour and anti bullying policies set out a zero tolerance baseline for any form of aggression, abuse or violence, which extends to pupils, staff, parents and carers.

Individual Liberty

  • Pupils are encouraged to be independent learners, constantly making choices within a safe and supportive environment.

  • As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make choices safely through our E-safety, PSHE lessons and also by encouraging pupils to take responsibility for their actions.

Mutual Respect and Tolerance of Those with Different Faiths and Beliefs

  • Assemblies promote respect for others and the importance of good manners. Pupils work collaboratively and value others’ opinions.

  • Religious festivals are observed as part of RE and as part of British cultural tradition.

  • Through the PSHE and RE curriculums pupils are encouraged to discuss and respect differences between people, such as differences of faith, ethnicity, disability, gender or sexuality and differences of family situations.

They are: kindness, honesty, empathy, respect and responsibility.