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British Values

Promoting Fundamental British Values

In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.


British Values are taught across the curriculum and through our comprehensive PSHE scheme (see below).

DfE - Definitions of British Values


Democracy - 

A culture built upon freedom and equality, where everyone is aware of their rights and responsibilities.



  • Leadership and accountability
  • Joint decision making
  • Team meetings
  • The right to protest and petition
  • Receiving and giving feedback


The Rule of Law - 

The need for rules to make a happy, safe and secure environment to live and work.



  • Legislation
  • Agreed ways of working, policies and procedures
  • How the law protects you and others
  • Codes of conduct


Individual Liberty -


Protection of your rights and the right of others you work with.



  • Equality and Human Rights
  • Personal Development
  • Respect and Dignity
  • Rights, choice, consent and individuality
  • Values and principles


Respect & Tolerance - 


Understanding that we all don’t share the same beliefs and values. Respecting the values, ideas and beliefs of others whilst not imposing our own others.



  • Embracing diversity
  • The importance of religion, traditions, cultural heritage and preferences
  • Tackling stereotyping, labelling, prejudice and discrimination


EGA Ethos


Our ethos is characterised by a culture of positive attitude, high expectation and aspiration. These are related to the whole learning community, pupils and staff.


  • Everyone will succeed
  • Everyone deserves the widest opportunities to achieve success
  • Outstanding pupil behaviour is expected at all times
  • Outstanding standards underpin all that we do
  • External factors are not be a barrier to learning or success
  • Staff are role models, modelling a growth mindset and resilience in their own practice

British Values at EGA



  • We believe British Values are effectively promoted in our school through our Learning Behaviours. 
  • Eldon Grove Academy understands that there are many different types of community in modern Britain.
  • Eldon Grove Academy is a mono-cultural school, in a seaside and port town in the North East of England.