King Richard III Infant and Nursery School

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British Values

In our autumn Big Think assemblies, the children worked out their definitions of British Values

Promoting British Values at King Richard III Infant School


The DfE explains the need for all schools to promote the fundamental British values of:

  • democracy
  • the rule of law
  • individual liberty, and
  • mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.


At KRIII we want our school community to be proud of their nation and to understand how they can contribute as citizens. We understand that this important process begins at a very early age and we seek to nurture this at KRIII.



Our oracy-based approach feeds into every aspect of the work we do in school. Discussions in class and in assemblies encourage the children to process and share their learning and thoughts. 

Our children have many opportunities for their voices to be heard. We understand the need for their opinions and views to be at the centre of our decision-making. 

Staff model the democratic process on a daily basis by inviting questions and sharing views through discussion. Our children are taught explicitly to verbalise their thinking, to consider the greater good and to be aware of the needs of others. During circle times, all children are given opportunities to speak in an informal and secure setting.

During Child-Initiated Learning, all children are developing their decision-making skills, learning to make informed choices and to take responsibility for them


The Rule of Law

The importance of laws - whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country - are consistently reinforced at King Richard III Infant and Nursery School. Visits from services such as the Police and Fire Service, help reinforce this message.

Although our pupils are very young, children are taught from an early age the rules of the school. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind our school Golden Rules, the responsibilities that these involve and the consequences when rules are broken. Each class also agrees its own class rules at the start of each academic year.


Individual liberty

Within school, children are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment to be able to do so. Through choice of learning challenge, of how they record, of participation in our in-school activities and extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom and encouraged to make choices.

As a school, we teach about and provide boundaries for children to make choices safely, through provision of a safe environment and empowering education. For example, in our PSHE sessions we discuss different choices that the children can make and encourage them to make the right decisions.  We also look look at the many aspects of Online Safety and the importance of keeping yourself safe by choosing not to share personal information, for example.


Mutual Respect and Tolerance of Those With Different Faiths or Beliefs

Our whole school ethos is built around mutual respect and tolerance. We are an inclusive school where everyone is valued and has a contribution to make to the school. Through discussions and assemblies, we explore what respect means and how this can be shown to others. Respect is promoted around the school and is reiterated through our classroom and learning rules, our daily conversations and expectations, as well as through our behaviour policy.

Annual events such as Anti-Bullying Week are celebrated by all members of the school community and the school supports a variety of charities each year. For example, each year children raise funds for Children in Need, Red Nose Day/Sports Relief, the British Heart Foundation etc. and they are encouraged to donate food during the Harvest Festival which is then passed on to support a local homeless charity.

At KRIII we value the diverse ethnic backgrounds of all our children and families. Assemblies are regularly planned around books and stories, and through the inclusion of these stories we can celebrate a variety of faiths and cultures. Our broad and rich curriculum supports this. 

We actively seek opportunities to enhance children’s understanding end experience of their place in a culturally diverse society through whole school celebration assemblies. We provide opportunities for the children to visit places of worship and we actively encourage visitors from a range of communities and organisations into school. We are very proud to be part of such a diverse and harmonious community.


Our school aims and vision capture all of these values:

Aims and Vision Statement

We aim to be a fully inclusive school where equality of opportunity is a reality for all.

We pay close attention to the different groups within our school to ensure that all, regardless of age, gender, disability, ethnicity or background are given every opportunity to contribute, learn and achieve to the highest standards.

We believe that values such as kindness, respect, love and honesty are very important and we work hard to ensure our richly diverse and multi cultural community live together in harmony.

We offer a learning culture of high expectations and quality teaching that encourages independence, a growth mindset and a belief that all can succeed.


We can do it, we never give up, because anything is possible!