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Eyrescroft Primary School

Primary School

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SMSC & British Values

British Values

In June, 2014 Michael Gove set out plans for all school children to be taught ‘British values’. The then Education Secretary announced that from September 2014, England’s 20,000 primary and secondary schools would be required to actively promote tolerance, fairness, respect for other faiths, and the rule of law and democracy.

At Eyrescroft Primary School we value the diverse ethnic backgrounds of all pupils and families and undertake a variety of events and lessons to celebrate this.  


Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through pupil questionnaires. Every half term as part of PSHE each class will focus on bullying and as part of anti-bullying week (15-19th November 2021) all pupils will agree a whole school anti–bullying pledge.  School Council meetings are represented by pupils and meetings are held on regular monthly basis.  

The Rule of Law

The importance of Laws, whether they are those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout the school when dealing with behaviour.  Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Authorities such as the Police; Fire Service are invited in school to help reinforce this message.  

Individual Liberty

Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make choices safely, through the provision of a safe environment and empowering education.  Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advise how to exercise these safely, for example through class assemblies and PSHE lessons.