At West Buckland Primary School & Nursery, we actively promote British Values.

We recognise the diversity within our society and ensure that British Values are embedded within our curriculum. The teaching of British Values is integrated through the PSHE learning that takes place across all curriculum areas.



  • Our Prefects promotes the democratic process – children and staff vote for Prefects to represent our school.
  • Our School Council promotes the democratic process – pupils nominate and vote for their representatives within the School Council.
  • Elections take place for school wide roles such as Green Team, Librarians and Sports Leaders.
  • Our marking policy encourages feedback enabling pupils to respond to and influence the learning process.
  • Children create and adhere to class rules.
  • Pupils and parents are surveyed regularly and the results of those surveys inform aspects of the School Development Plan.
  • We have a team point system.
  • Children are encouraged to voice their opinions in formal and informal ways.



  • Children are provided with boundaries which encourage them to make choices safely.
  • Pupils are encouraged to respectfully express their views and beliefs.
  • Pupils have key roles and responsibilities within school: Prefects, School Council, Green Team, Sports Leaders, Librarians.
  • Pupils have the opportunity and are encouraged to take part in a broad range of extra-curricular activities.
  • Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example, through our PHSE and E-Safety lessons.
  • Pupils know who to speak to if they are worried or concerned about themselves or others, such as our ELSA.



  • We learn about major World Religions and their festivals throughout the year.
  • Our RE and PSHE curriculum provides children with a broad and balanced understanding of World Religions and promotes respect for the beliefs of others.
  • We provide resources to ensure that all pupils are effectively integrated into the teaching and learning process and the wider school community, including those that join at different starting points and those who have English as an additional language.



  • Pupils work in teams, share ideas in public and show respect for other pupils’ opinions during class discussions, assemblies and wider performances.
  • School rules reinforce mutual respect.
  • All members of the school community treat each other with respect and model this in behaviour with colleagues and pupils, both in and out of school.
  • Pupils work together in different groupings and situations in different lessons and subjects.
  • All pupils participate in live productions and assemblies throughout the school year.



  • We have clear rules and expectations of behaviour and a Whistle Blowing policy which is adhered to by all pupils, staff and other stakeholders.
  • Each class has a class code of conduct created by the pupils at the start of each academic year.
  • Teaching includes e-safety, road safety, stranger danger and caring for the environment.
  • Attendance and punctuality is good and all stakeholders are aware of the importance of being at school.
  • Pupils follow, respect and understand the need for different rules in different situations – PE lessons, school visits, classrooms and the playground.
  • Pupils are awarded weekly in recognition of their learning behaviours.
  • Visits from emergency services and local community stakeholders, reinforces the rule of law and the reasoning/purpose behind them.
  • The school supports pupils in regulating their own behaviour to make choices for the well-being of themselves and others.