British Values

Here at New Pastures Primary School, we aim for our children to become valuable and fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of background.

We promote the basic British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs.

We have a school council which consists of two children from each class. These children are voted for and elected. They meet on a regular basis and feedback to class members. Roles, responsibilities and rights of individuals are explored as well as making decisions about school life.

We have a set of Golden Rules which are followed throughout the school. Classes also set the rules for their class together at the beginning of the year and great importance is placed on everyone following all of these. Children are also taught about the laws of the country, the role of the Queen, the Prime Minister and members of Parliament.

In our school, children know that they are in a safe and supportive environment and are encouraged to make the right choices. Children are taught about keeping safe, e-safety and about not choosing to share personal information.

New Pastures Primary is a very inclusive school which is built around having mutual respect for one another. Children are taught that their actions have consequences. Both the children and staff work with different schools and organisations to develop respect for others in the wider community.

Many different faiths, beliefs and cultures are explored and celebrated through assemblies, RE lessons and visitors in school. We have links with a school in the Gambia and keep in regular contact. Children with different faiths and cultures are encouraged to share their beliefs, practices and celebrations in school.

‘Overall through all of my years at New Pastures Primary School, the highlight has been the teachers and how kind they are. I will really miss here because I am going to secondary school – but my learning will go on!’…

Year 6 pupil comments

‘I enjoyed all my lessons I’ve had at New Pastures because the teachers made them interesting and they were always kind and helpful’…

Year 6 pupil comments

‘At New Pastures, I enjoyed how all the teachers were friendly, looked after us and made me happy to wake up in the morning, excited to come to school.’…

Year 6 pupil comments

‘I enjoyed New Pastures because the teachers are friendly and funny and will always help me if I get stuck with my work.’…

Year 6 pupil comments

‘I loved New Pastures Primary School because all of the teachers gave us confidence to come out of our shell.’…

Year 6 pupil comments