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Promoting Fundamental British Values at Joseph Cash

In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British Values at Joseph Cash to ensure young people leave our school prepared for life in modern Britain. Children are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is 'right' and 'wrong', all people living in England are subject to its law.


The Key Values are:

  • democracy
  • rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect
  • tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs


How do we learn about 'British Values' at Joseph Cash Primary ? 


At Joseph Cash School we want to provide our children with a broad and balanced curriculum. We continuously evolve and develop our current provision to ensure our children have effective spiritual, moral, social and cultural development which helps prepare our pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life in modern Britain.   


Democracy ~what do we do?

  • Provide our children with a broad general knowledge of, and promote respect for, public institutions and services.
  • Teach our children how they can influence decision-making through the democratic process.
  • Include in the curriculum information on the advantages and disadvantages of democracy and how it works in Britain.
  • Encourage our children to become involved in decision-making processes and ensure they are listened to in school.
  • Hold 'mock elections' so children learn how to argue and defend points of view. (KS2)
  • Help children to express their views confidently and respectfully.
  • Model how perceived injustice can be peacefully challenged.
  • Democracy is shown through history topics such as the Vikings and Saxons
  • Circle Time and discussion groups
  • Debating groups and clubs

Junior Leadership Team 



Year 5 'Debate Club' working together to form their opening statements



 Attending the '11 Million' event at Coventry's Council House. We worked alongside Local Councillors, Health and Police Professionals to share our thoughts about our local area and thinking about how we can work together to bring about change. 


Rule of law ~ what do we do?

Ensure our school values and expectations are clear and fair.

Help children to distinguish between rights from wrong.

Help children to respect the law and the basis on which it is made.

Help children to understand that living under the rule of law protects individuals.

Include visits from members of the wider community including police, the fire service and many more.

Teach children aspects of both civil and criminal law and discuss how this might differ from some religious laws.


Behaviour and Thrive at JCP 



Individual liberty ~what do we do?

Support children to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence.

Encourage our children to take responsibility for their behaviour, as well as knowing their rights.

Model freedom of speech through child participation, while ensuring protection of vulnerable children and promoting critical analysis of evidence.

Challenge stereotypes, implement a strong anti-bullying culture and through E-Safety throughout school.


Respect and tolerance ~ what do we do?

Promote respect for individual differences.

Help children to acquire an understanding of, and respect for, their own and other cultures and ways of life.

Challenge prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour.

Organise visits to places of worship.

Develop links with faith and other communities through RE and working alongside children and their families.

Learning to disagree in a respectful way.

Develop critical personal thinking skills.