“We want every school to promote the basic British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs.” Lord Nash, 2014.
At LJS, we recognise our duty to develop and promote the fundamental British Values, as outlined by Lord Nash above, throughout our school and within our curriculum.
A key aspiration for our school is to enable children to become valuable and fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and leave school fully prepared for the next stage of their education and, more broadly, their lives in modern Britain.
In addition to the application of these values 'in action' throughout the curriculum and wider school day (for example during play time and assemblies), we teach these values explicitly as part of our broader PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education) curriculum, using the materials within the 'Jigsaw' scheme to help structure the children's learning progressively and in an engaging way.
An overview of our teaching of British Values within Jigsaw units by Year Group can be found below.