British Values

  • The Rule of Law.

  • Democracy.

  • Individual Liberty.

  • Mutual Respect and Tolerance for Those with Different Faiths and Beliefs and for Those Without Faith.

At Villiers British Values is not taught in isolation, it is a thread that runs throughout our entire curriculum.

The Rule of Law

This is taught to children through school and class rules with clear rewards and sanctions set out in our Behaviour Policy.

In History we look at Crime and Punishment in local, national and global topics.

We have visiting police officers that discuss their job and the laws we all have to abide by.



School Council Elections is an excellent way for children to learn first-hand about democracy and the voting process.  Children have a representative from each class to ensure their voice is heard, ideas put forward and that they are fully involved in the everyday running of the school.

In addition to this our annual talent show, VGT, gives children another opportunity to experience the democratic process. They have the opportunity to vote for their favourite acts to decide on an overall winner.

During History, we look at different leaders and their influence on local, British and international historical periods of time.

In English, we hold debates on several topics which give children the opportunity to influence the opinions of others and use a democratic process to express their views.

Votes 4 Schools is a service that we buy into which teaches children about a current topic, such as Plastic Pollution. They then vote for or against, depending on their viewpoint at the end of the lesson.

Individual Liberty

This is the right to believe, act and express oneself freely. 

At Villiers, children know that they all have the right to learn and grow in confidence.  They understand that their opinion matters and is valued.  They are taught to listen to and respect other peoples’ opinions and values.

This is taught on a daily basis through lessons, turn-taking, group and whole-class discussions, teamwork and collaborative tasks.


Mutual Respect and Tolerance for Those with Different Faiths and Beliefs and for Those Without Faith.

Our children work as part of whole school teams during the year.  Each child belongs to a house and can earn points for their houses in a number of ways. This encourages them to support their team and be supportive of others.

Children celebrate a number of festivals over the school year such as Diwali, Chinese New Year, Harvest Festival and even through our lunchtime menu. We celebrate diversity through dance in PE, religious beliefs throughout History, how religion has travelled around the globe with invaders and settlers.

In geography, we locate a range of different countries to look at their natural and man-made features and discuss their ways of life.

In our RE lessons, we investigate different festivals and celebrations in all religions, creation stories and their beliefs and traditions.

In Art we encourage children to work with others through collaboration and group projects. To think about Spiritual development through exploring ideas and feelings, Moral development through how artists have explored ideas through their work, Social development through respecting the ideas of others and Cultural development through the study of artists from differing cultures and the discussion of the pupil’s beliefs and ideas.

Through Art and Design children can challenge themselves to improve, reflecting on their own work and that of others in a respectful and kind environment. The children work collaboratively to make larger-scale projects and learn to share their ideas confidently whilst benefiting from the views, experiences and opinions of others.

In our languages study, we celebrate the many languages spoken within the school and around the world.  We investigate different cultures and discuss similarities and differences compared to our lives.