British Values

At Stanton Vale School we teach the importance of British Values. Our ethos is to create an inclusive and supportive environment to aid our pupils to become as independent as possible. All of our pupils are supported in having their personal, social and emotional needs met to assist in their development.

British Values have been categorised into 5 sections:

  1. Democracy
  2. The rule of law
  3. Individual liberty
  4. Mutual respect
  5. Tolerance

1. Democracy

    We respect, listen to and act on the children’s voice. The school has a School Council which regularly meets to discuss a variety of areas and to assist in making decisions about changes and projects within school. Equal rights are championed through the School Council.

    2. The Rule of Law

    Stanton Vale’s Behaviour Policy aims to teach our pupils appropriate strategies to manage a variety of situations in numerous environments. We also try to teach positive strategies during undesirable situations, as well as praise when our pupils demonstrate appropriate behaviours.

    3. Individual Liberty

    Stanton Vale creates a safe and supportive environment to all of our pupils to allow them to actively make their own choices. Pupils are given time to make decisions and find ways to complete tasks using various individualised strategies.

    4. Mutual Respect

    All Pupils are valued for their individuality and supported to achieve their full potential. Staff help our pupils to understand that all actions have an impact on themselves as well as others people around them. Pupils learn that life is not the same for everyone and we support other organisations who help to make changes in other people’s lives, such as Children in Need and Sports Relief. We celebrate pupil achievements in weekly celebration assemblies. Our PSHE programme embodies values of mutual respect. Pupils have the opportunity to take on roles and responsibilities within school. We also promote collaboration with other schools and colleges.

    5. Tolerance

    We actively promote courtesy and good manners towards all. At Stanton Vale our pupils learn that everyone is different and these differences should be embraced and celebrated. We also celebrate the main religious festivals throughout the year alongside days that celebrate diversity.