St Peter & St Paul CE Primary School Burgh le Marsh

St. Peter & St. Paul 
Church of England Primary School

Wainfleet Road, Burgh le Marsh, Skegness, Lincolnshire, PE24 5ED Tel: 01754 810241 Email:

British Values

As a school, we aim for our children to become valuable and fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of background. Alongside our school’s core values, we promote the British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs. This ensures that our children understand the importance of respect and leave school fully prepared for life in modern Britain.


How we promote the value in school

Links to school values:
UN Rights of a child Article 12:
Children have the right to say what they think should happen, when adults are making decisions that affect them and to have their opinions taken into account.

  • We have an elected school council, elected team captains and elected Mini-Police, which is used as an opportunity to promote and teach about democracy and the electoral process.
  • We encourage volunteering in and out of school. This includes sports leaders, lunch helpers, playground buddies and young leaders. As a school community we also raise money for local, regional, national and international charities.
  • The beginnings of democracy are taught as part of the History curriculum through our work on the Ancient Greek civilisation.
  • Democracy is also promoted through our PSHE lessons and Collective Worship.

Links to school values:
UN Rights of a child Article 19:
Governments should ensure children are properly cared for and protect them from violence, abuse and neglect by their parents, or anyone else who look after them.

  • Our school Behaviour Policy and staff policies reflect our high expectations for pupil and staff conduct. There are rewards for positive behaviour and demonstrating our core values through “Pupils of the Week” awards.
  • Through our Collective Worship and PSHE curriculum children are taught how to trust, respect and develop a strong sense of morality, knowing right from wrong and doing the right thing or making the right choice even when it is hard.
  • The school elects Mini-Police who work with the local PCSO within our school community to encourage positive choices.
  • The local PCSO regularly visits the school to talk to the children and explain their role in society.

Links to school values:
UN Rights of a child Article 31:
All children have a right to relax and play and to join in a wide range of activities. UN Rights of a child Article 15: Children have the right to meet together and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights.

  • Through our school values and PSHE curriculum, children are taught about personal responsibility, choices, ambition and aspiration. The children are encouraged to take opportunities to follow their interests across broader areas e.g. Sport, performing arts, music, etc. These are celebrated in school.
  • Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, including e-safety, child protection, stranger danger, Bikeability, Road Safety and First Aid. This is done through the Computing curriculum, PSHE, Collective Worship and in partnership with outside organisations including NSPCC, Road Safety Partnership, Stay Safe Partnership and Hope UK.

Links to school values:
UN Rights of a child Article 2:
The convention applies to everyone whatever their race, religion, abilities, whatever they think or say and whatever type of family they come from.

UN Rights of a child Article 30:
Children have a right to learn and use the language and customs of their families, whenever these are shared by the majority of people in the country or not.

  • Our school policies reflect our high expectations for pupil and staff conduct.
  • Through our school values and PSHE, children are taught to respect each other, to be co-operative and collaborative, be supportive and to look for similarities while being understanding of differences.
  • Mutual respect is also addressed through Collective Worships and our children are supportive of all members of our community with Special Educational Needs or disabilities.
  • As the school’s diversity has changed, opportunities to link to customs and traditions have been furthered linking to cultural diversity events e.g. Chinese New Year, Diwali etc. which has allowed for families to share their customs with classes within the school as well through outside support.

Links to school values:
UN Rights of a child Article 14:
Children have the right to think and believe what they want, and to practice their religion, as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights.

  • We have high expectations about pupil and staff conduct, as reflected in our policies and procedures.
  • Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs is promoted through our curriculum, including our RE curriculum. Children learn about and from different religions, their beliefs, places of worship and festivals.
  • This is supplemented through cultural and faith diversity foci in school where we mark Christian and other faith festivals such as Diwali and Chinese New Year.
  • Visits are made by local religious leaders regularly from the parish church of St. Peter and St. Paul and the Baptist Church. Our RE leader co-ordinates visits and visitors focussing on other faiths and, where appropriate, staff members also bring their lived experience to the children.