British Values 2021-07-05T14:52:02+01:00

British Values at Darwen St James.

The DfE has reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on 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 Darwen St James’ CE Primary Academy we uphold and teach pupils about British Values which are defined as:  

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

These values are taught explicitly through Personal, Social, Health and Emotional (PSHE), and Religious Education (RE) which include our daily worship. We also teach British Values through planning and delivering a broad and balanced curriculum.

At Darwen ST James’ C E Primary Academy we will actively challenge pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values, including ‘extremist’ views.

These values are embedded in school life and in the following ways:

Personal Responsibility and Liberty

  • Home/school agreements.
  • Participation in extra curricular clubs.
  • Growth mind set challenges throughout our learning.
  • St James’ Big Ten Rules, classroom and playground rules.
  • School prefects 
  • Green Jumper Award.

Teaching and Promoting ‘BRITISH VALUES’ at Darwen St James.


Tolerance of different cultures and religions.

  • Equalities policy.
  • Delivery of our school worship.
  • Stories and celebrations from a variety of faiths and cultures.
  • Cultural themes.
  • Festivals.
  • Send focus.
  • Visits to places of worship.
  • Visitors to school.


  • Election of the Academy councilors.
  • Academy council decision making.
  • Supporting different charities.
  • Pupil questionnaires about school.

Mutual respect

  • SRE Lessons.
  • E-Safety rules and curriculum.
  • Competitive sports in and out of school
  • R.E Curriculum.
  • Academy Council.
  • Anti bullying Policy.
  • School values.
  • School vision
  • Nurture Group

Rule of Law

  • Behaviour policy.
  • St James Big 10 rules.
  • Anti bullying policy.
  • Games and rules.
  • Links with local services, police, fire and dentists.
  • Visits from inspirational speakers- citizenship days, parliament day, careers day.
  • Tycoon Enterprise 
  • Attendance achievements
  • Home/school agreements.
  • Our school worship
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