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British Values

At Lowedges Junior Academy, we understand that everyone has a duty to ‘actively promote’ the fundamental British values of democracy,  the rule of lawindividual libertymutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.  These values were first set out by the government in the ‘Prevent’ strategy in 2011.

At Lowedges Junior Academy these values are taught, promoted and reinforced regularly and in the following ways:


Children have many opportunities for their voices to be heard.  We have Academy Ambassadors, who meet regularly to discuss any issued raised and new ideas.  The Academy Ambassadors have their own budget and are able to genuinely effect change within the school.  The Academy Ambassador for each class and year group are voted in by their class members.  Children have an annual questionnaire with which they are able to put forward their views about the school.

Our Curriculum also…

  • provides pupils with a broad general knowledge of, and promote respect for, public institutions and services
  • teaches pupils how they can influence decision-making through the democratic process
  • encourages pupils to become involved in decision-making processes and ensures they are listened to in school
  • use various drama techniques and debates, so pupils learn how to argue and defend points of view
  • helps pupils to express their views
  • modes how perceived injustice can be peacefully challenged


The Rule of Law

The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the academy, or the country, are consistently reinforced at Lowedges Junior Academy. Pupils are taught from an early age the rules of the academy.

Lowedges Academy Rules

Be Impeccable Be Respectful Be Ready to Learn

Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind rules and 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 and Road Safety Officers help reinforce this message.

Our Curriculum also…

  • ensures school rules and expectations are clear and fair
  • helps pupils to distinguish right from wrong
  • helps pupils to respect the law and the basis on which it is made
  • helps pupils to understand that living under the rule of law protects individuals
  • teaches pupils aspects of both civil and criminal law and discuss how this might differ from some religious laws
  • develops restorative justice approaches to resolve conflicts


Individual Liberty

At Lowedges Junior Academy, pupils 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 pupils to make informed choices safely, through provision of a safe environment and empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety and RSHE lessons. Whether it is through choice of learning challenge, of how they record, of participation in our numerous extra- curricular clubs and opportunities or their choice of lunch time meal, pupils are given the freedom to make choices.

Our Curriculum also…

  • supports pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
  • encourages pupils to take responsibility for their behaviour, as well as knowing their rights
  • challenge stereotypes
  • implements a strong anti-bullying culture.


Mutual Respect

Mutual respect is at the heart of our values.  Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community treat each other with respect.


Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs

At Lowedges Junior Academy we place great emphasis on promoting diversity with the children.  Assemblies and worship are regularly planned either directly or through the inclusion of stories and celebrations from a variety of faiths and cultures.  Our RE and RSHE teaching reinforce this.  Learning incorporates faiths and beliefs of different countries.  Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school.  At Lowedges Junior Academy we will actively challenge pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values, including ‘extremist’ views.

Our curriculum also…

  • promotes respect for individual differences
  • helps pupils to acquire an understanding of, and respect for, their own and other cultures and ways of life
  • challenges prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour
  • organises visits to places of worship, or visitors in school
  • develops links with faith communities
  • develops critical personal thinking skills
  • discusses differences between people, such as differences of faith, ethnicity, disability, gender or sexuality and differences of family situations.