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Striving for




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. Our pupils take great pride in singing their British Values song in assemblies: a song that was produced by staff to make these five values stick. We further reinforce these through:


We have a wide range of leadership roles for pupils to take up that require a balloting system for peers to vote for their preferred candidate: The Academy Cabinet Ambassadors, Reading Ambassadors, Active Travel Ambassadors and lunchtime responsibilities.

We also:

  • Provide pupils with a broad general knowledge of, and promote respect for, public institutions and services
  • Teach pupils how they can influence decision-making through the democratic process (use of ballot systems)
  • Timetable weekly Ambassador meetings for pupils to voice their opinion on topical school matters
  • Encourage pupils to become involved in decision-making processes and ensure they are listened to in school
  • Role play in lessons to argue debates
  • Help pupils to express their views
  • Model how perceived injustice can be peacefully challenged