Promoting British Values at Eaton Park Academy

The DfE states that there is a 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.“


All children are given the opportunity to have a say in a wide range of decisions both in their own classes and across wider school life. For example, each class has their own election for the Academy Council and children use a voting system to decide on their golden time activity each week. Children also participate in whole school decisions, for example deciding on new playground equipment, changes to the delivery of homework and the behaviour policy through pupil questionnaires.

At the beginning of each academic year, the children vote to select the Head Boy and Head Girl and House Captains. These children, along with the Academy Ambassadors, Prefects and members of the Academy Council form the Pupil Leadership Team. This team meet with the Principals and are the means through which the Senior Leadership Team involve the children in decision making in school.

Children are also taught about democracy in their PSHE lessons and through events such as Local Democracy week and visits into school by the Lord Mayor. There is also the opportunity for a group of children to visit Parliament each year.

Rule of Law

As soon as children join Eaton Park Academy, they are taught the academy rules and understand that these are necessary in order to keep our academy a safe and happy place for everyone. Through the behaviour system, the children are taught the importance of following rules and the consequences if they do not. This simple and straightforward system prepares children for their future in education and wider society. The Ambassadors and Prefects undertake their role in upholding and promoting the rules of the academy very seriously. This message is reinforced through PSHE, assemblies and visits, for example Crucial Crew.

Individual Liberty

At Eaton Park we value everyone as an individual, and we encourage all children to make their own choices from the moment they join our academy family. We encourage the children to take the lead in their learning and children are actively encouraged to make their own choices in a safe and supportive environment. Some examples of the choices that children are encouraged to make are the after school clubs they will participate in. Pupils are encouraged to take responsibility for their own behaviour and are encouraged to make the right choices. Through PSHE lessons, children are taught about their individual rights and choices.

Mutual Respect and Tolerance of Those with Different Faiths and Beliefs

One of the core values of our academy is respect and this underpins everything that we do in school. Children are taught the importance of respect and understand that respect should be shown to everyone. Respect for everyone is continually reiterated throughout teaching and learning, assemblies and day to day interactions. It is accepted by all staff and children that respect is at the heart of everything we do. Through the RE and PSHE curriculum, children are taught about different cultures and ways of life and develop an understanding and respect for these differences. Children are encouraged to discuss these differences between people including faith, ethnicity, disability, gender and differences in family situations. Throughout the school, there is a strong focus on assemblies and discussions involving prejudices and prejudice-based bullying.

Equality & Diversity

The Equality Act 2010 combined nine separate pieces of legislation into one single Act simplifying the law and strengthening it in important ways to help tackle discrimination and inequality.

The Act introduced 9 protected characteristics;

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marriage and civil partnership
  • Race
  • Religion and belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation
  • Pregnancy and maternity

As a school we do not prejudice and are fully inclusive and supportive of our whole learning community.

The school is a happy and positive community.

| Ofsted 2019

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