British Values

British Values at Abbott

At Abbott, we actively promote British Values, as defined under the Ofsted guidance 2014, through our school vision, ethos, agreed rules, curriculum and teaching:

We ensure that they and the school promote tolerance of and respect for people of all faiths (or those of no faith), cultures and lifestyles; and support and help, through their words, actions and influence within the school and more widely in the community, to prepare children and young people positively for life in modern Britain’.

The government define these values as

  • Democracy
  • Rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths

At Abbott we would actively challenge children, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values, including ‘extremist’ views. We value the diverse ethnic backgrounds of all pupils and families and undertake a variety of events and lessons to celebrate these. We have found this approach to be enriching for all parties as it teaches tolerance and respect for the differences in our community and the wider world. Underpinning all of this, are a range of curriculum topics which have strong links to the British Values. 

What does ‘British Values’ mean to us?

  • We respect the cultures and beliefs of others
  • We know that we are all special
  • We understand and respect the roles of people who help us
  • We understand the consequences of our actions
  • We treat everybody equally
  • We understand right from wrong
  • We listen to and respect other people’s opinions and values
  • We always try to help other people

House Captain Elections

To help develop “an understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process”, we held a whole school election for the position of House Captain.

The Year 6 candidates produced manifestos, which were presented to the rest of the school to help them form an opinion and assist them in the voting process. Children from Year 1 to Year 6 were then invited to vote at our very own Abbott Election. Every child was given a vote, which was included in the ballot. The children all loved the experience of taking their voting slips into the booths and getting to have their say.

Contact the School

Abbott Community Primary School

Livesey St,
Manchester
M40 7PR

Main Contact: Zarina Aliouche - School Business Manager

Tel: 0161 834 9529
Fax: 0161 839 4355
admin@abbott.manchester.sch.uk

House Points

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