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British Values

Promoting Fundamental British Values

At John Betts, we promote fundamental British values through our ethos, the curriculum and our Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship, Emotional provision. We recognise and promote the fundamental British values of:

  • Democracy;
  • The Rule of Law;
  • Individual Liberty;
  • Mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.


We intend for all pupils to develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully and contribute positively to life in modern Britain. Therefore, these values embed our curriculum and are covered through a variety of experiences, including:



  • key stage and whole school assemblies
  • focused citizenship lessons
  • democratic elections
  • Class Council
  • School Council
  • pupil voice and questionnaires


The Rule of Law

  • key stage and whole school assemblies
  • home/school agreements
  • eSafety assemblies, lessons and workshops
  • acceptable Internet use agreements
  • workshops from the police and fire services
  • reasonable consequences for behaviour


Individual Liberty

  • key stage and whole school assemblies
  • health and well-being week
  • a range of workshops e.g. financial awareness
  • a wide range of extra-curricular activities
  • fundraising activities
  • sporting opportunities
  • house system


Mutual Respect and Tolerance

  • peer conferencing and feedback
  • anti-bullying week
  • celebrating topical events e.g. John Betts 150th anniversary
  • key stage and whole school assemblies
  • multi-faith Religious Education lessons
  • International day
  • excursions to a variety of places of worship
  • excursions to historically significant sites e.g. Windsor Castle
  • learning a modern language (Italian)
  • celebration of religious festivals throughout the year
  • guest speakers from a variety of cultures


At John Betts, we will actively challenge pupils, staff, parents or anyone in the school community expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values, including 'extremist' views.


School tours have now finished and will operate again throughout the autumn term in the next academic year 2024/2025 every Wednesday from 09.30-10.30. In September, please call the school on 02087482465 to book your place.