BedlingtonStation PrimarySchool

British Values

Our Commitment

Bedlington Station Primary School is committed to serving its community and surrounding areas. We recognise the multicultural, multi-faith nature of the United Kingdom and understand the crucial role our schools play in promoting these values. We are a school for all. This statement outlines the key British values we actively promote and how we do it.


Some of the ways we support an understanding of democracy at BSPS...

We have a School Council, voted for by pupils, who represent our views and voice to the grown ups who make decisions about our school.

Opportunities to develop children’s understanding of democracy are planned into the curriculum, including Democracy Week and a focus during UK general elections/referendums.

Opportunities in class to allow pupils to be involved in decision making. (e.g. team leaders, class discussions/voting)

London residential visit. Children find out about the home of British democracy and when possible visit the Houses of Parliament and meet with our local MP.

Regular class votes to make decisions - for example; which book to read, how to arrange teams, how to spend class funds.


Rule of Law

Some of the ways we support an understanding of the rule of law at BSPS...

A clear school rules system with rewards achievable by all and clear support and outcomes for those who choose not to follow the school rules. Rules revisited by staff and pupils regularly.

Partnership links with key professionals such as the police.

Our school council plays a part in policy making on behalf of the pupils in school.

Buddies support everyone in school by being role models, showing use all how to do the right thing.

Class rules agreed and shared with each other.

Mutual Respect

Some of the ways we support an understanding of mutual respect at BSPS...

School rules include ‘Take care of everybody’.

We are recognised and earn rewards for being polite, a good friend and demonstrating good manners to all.

Manners are promoted throughout school.

We are encouraged to respect others and are supported in making good choices that involve others.

We have a focus on Kindness and Fairness through school values as showcased in 'The Guardians'.

We are encouraged to listen to each other, take turns and share. We are supported in resolving conflicts respectfully.

Individual Liberty

Some of the ways we support an understanding of individual liberty at BSPS...

Our school has an ethos which promotes pupil voice and develops our confidence to share our thoughts, feeling and ideas.

Choices for pupils are planned in and out of lessons.

We can make choices about our non-class time including indoor or outdoor play and a wide choice of resources to use.

We are able to choose our own rewards as part of our whole school behaviour system.

Curriculum opportunities are planned to develop our understanding of Individual Liberty. What it means to have those rights protected and what it if like for other children around the world who do not have this and the history of our rights.

Our mental health is important and there are lots of ways we are supported in this. We can use Bubble Time, The Treehouse and speak to any member of staff, but in particular our pastoral team. Each classroom also has a 'Calm Zone' which we can choose to use at any time when we need a moment to ourselves.


Acceptance (Tolerance)

Some of the ways we support an understanding of acceptance at BSPS...

A curriculum that has 'Embracing Diversity' at its heart and includes many planned opportunities for children to learn about, discover and experience other cultures, religions, beliefs and places that may be unfamiliar to them.

Our school has an ethos that supports the Equality Act and promotes acceptance of all.

We have clear systems to report racism, homophobia and extremism and we are encouraged to call out discrimination in all its forms when we see or hear it.

We have links with local places of worship and cultural heritage.

Our 'Diversityville' and 'Rainbow Library' initiatives encourage us to celebrate similarities and differences between us.

We have a clear focus on 'Celebrating Difference' through Jigsaw, our PSHE curriculum.