British Values are Valley Gardens’ Values

Valley Gardens prepares pupils positively for life in modern Britain and promotes the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.

These values are taught explicitly across areas of the curriculum such as Life Studies and Humanities and pupils engage with, and live, these fundamentals on a daily basis through all aspects of school life, notably assemblies/collective acts of worship, the school’s behaviour management policy, whole school active citizenship events, and the expectations around the behaviour of all individuals within the school community to uphold these values, and to question and challenge times, events, individuals or groups who are not demonstrating these fundamental values, in any aspect of their behaviour. Explicit teaching and the ethos of the school in promoting the fundamental values, enables all students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence.