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British Values


  • We encourage all our children to get involved with the running of their school and provide them with lots of opportunities to show how they can influence decision making e.g. School Council activities, fundraising events, selecting charities to support and choosing story time books.
  • Pupil Voice questionnaires are regularly distributed and analysed, providing feedback to ensure Leader can respond to any feedback given to further improve the school.

The Rule of Law

  • The children in each class help establish their “Golden Rules” and this supports their understanding of the need for rules and boundaries. These rules are revisited regularly and updated to respond to the needs of each class group and are supported by a class set of Golden Rule Books.
  • The school’s Golden Rules are applied equally to everyone and pupils understand that they provide us with protection and help us to take responsibility for our actions. The rules also help all understand that there are consequences for those actions.
  • A clear school behaviour policy ensures expectations are understood and applied consistently. Children understand their rights and their responsibilities for the choices they make.
  • We organise visits from a range of external services including the police service, safeguarding partners e.g. NSPCC

Individual Liberty

  • Busbridge Infant School provides a safe and supportive environment, where we encourage children to be independent in their learning through the school’s values of Respect, Resilience, Collaboration and Creativity. Developing independence is specific opportunity provided within each Key Stage curriculum.
  • Through the school’s ethos we teach respect for others and the right of each child to be treated with respect by others. Children understand bullying of any kind is not acceptable and will be challenged when it occurs.
  • At Busbridge Infant School we provide regular guidance on how to make safe choices through e.g. staying safe on line activities and assemblies, anti-bullying week, swimming tuition, whole school worship activities, our PSHE Curriculum and through the teaching of Religious Education.

Mutual Respect

  • Mutual respect is a key value that all children and young people understand the importance of, both in terms of their respect for others and from others.
  • The weekly Celebration Assembly is evidence of the importance we place on celebrating learner success and promoting RESPECT in school.
  • Regular fundraising and charitable activities help children to contribute to and understand their role in supporting less fortunate people in their own community and further afield.

Tolerance of those with Different Faiths and Beliefs

  • Through the RE curriculum and the wider spiritual life of Busbridge Infant School, children are regularly reminded of their place in a culturally diverse society.
  • We actively celebrate diversity and equality with children taking part in assemblies and lessons which promote tolerance and understanding.
  • Our RE Curriculum provides pupils with a deep understanding of their own faith as well as awareness of the faith and traditions of other religious communities as a basis for understanding and respecting them.
  • Our class and whole school worship programme, both teacher and child led, promotes the diversity of society and the rights of each person to be treated equally regardless of their faith or beliefs. Opportunities for pupils from other faith denominations to practise their faith within the school day are fully supported.