British Values 

At St Luke’s Academy, we are committed to serving our community, the surrounding areas and the wider world. We understand that our school has an important part to play in promoting key British values in a multi-cultural country and we take very seriously our responsibility to prepare children for life in modern Britain. We aim to prepare our pupils to become good citizens and outward looking leaders of the future.  

British values are embedded in the life of the school. They are actively promoted through spiritual, moral, social and cultural education and form a part of our distinctive Christian character. British and Christian values are regularly promoted through high quality teaching across the curriculum, within collective worship, and by a positive behaviour policy which allows pupils to develop and demonstrate skills and attributes that will allow them to contribute positively to life in Modern Britain. We ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and lived out through the ethos and work of all members of the school community. All curriculum areas provide a vehicle for furthering understanding of these concepts. Our cross curricular approach provides excellent opportunities to deepen and develop understanding developing the spiritual, moral, social and cultural education of our children. 

The way in which the school community behaves and treats others is built upon a basis of respect, individual worth and Christian love while recognising and respecting that many of these guiding principles are present in other faiths and cultures. At St Luke’s, we value the voice of the child and promote democratic processes such as our school leadership roles from y1-y6, all of which are voted for by the children. Our whole school learning forums provide opportunities for Ideas and events to be planned and discussed with a chance for everyone to debate and put forward their voice. 

Through our unique curriculum themes based upon the Unicef rights of the child, we ensure children have exposure to a wide experience beyond their local community. This is further enhanced through our choice of texts, sporting events, breadth of visits, extracurricular clubs and use of outdoor education centres. Their strong rooted values-based understanding gives them an excellent platform for embracing difference. 

Our Learning forum about British Values ,


Showing respect on Remembrance Day, we tied a red ribbon to the fence and held a silence to remember the soldiers who fought and who are active today

Fundamental British values 








The children at St Luke’s CE Academy experience democracy borne out in a whole variety of ways and see this as being an essential component of successful team working 

Learning forums enable all children to have a voice on key topics and decisions. 


Our school value of being considerate like The Good Samaritan encompasses our children being respectful role models 


Pupil voice is an integral part of the life and success of our school. 


The establishment of a new School Council each year demonstrates the democratic process.  


Roles of Eco Leader, Art Council, Charity Champions, prefects, Librarians, Sports Crew, Worship Leaders, First Aid Reps, Community Leaders and Playground leaders are also nominated and voted in each year by pupils.  


Our pupils aspire to take on a variety of leadership roles during their time at St Luke’s and take them very seriously. 

Children are able to work cooperatively in pairs and groups as well as in whole class situations.  


They understand about turn taking and respecting the views of others. 


Children live our being respectful citizens inside and outside of our school. 


Children in school are able to use the language of respect. 


Individual Liberty 


Our children’s views are valuable parts of any class or whole school discussions. The philosophy of our teaching and learning places emphasis on the right to have our own thoughts and evidence based views. 


Children are strongly encouraged to develop independence in learning and to think for themselves. 

Children are able to show independence in learning and to think for themselves.  


They actively ask questions inside and outside of lessons. 


Children are encouraged to actively give their opinions and thoughts. 

Children understand about the importance of accepting responsibility and of their right to be heard in school as one of the universal rights of the child.  


Children confidently use their voice to make a difference in the world 


They are consulted on many aspects of school life and demonstrate independence of thought and action through campaigns, letter writing and many leadership responsibilities. 

 The Rule of Law 


The children at St Luke’s CE Academy are familiar with this concept through the philosophy that infuses the entire work of the school. They are familiar with the concept through the discussion of values and, in RE lessons, the idea that different religions have guiding principles. Children are familiar with people in our community who help enforce law. 

Class rules are established together and all are held to account. 


We have a clear, whole school behaviour system which our pupils can articulate.  


RE lessons evidence the teaching on different religions.  


Our children are pro-active in communicating concerns with each other and with trusted adults. 

Children are able to articulate how and why we need to behave in school and demonstrate they understand and can abide by these expectations.  


Children all know that they have rights but that with rights comes responsibility. They are increasingly able to discuss and debate philosophical issues in relation to these.  

 Mutual Respect & Tolerance of Other Faiths 


Respect (consideration) is a fundamental school value, an expectation of all members of our school community.  


This is a deep rooted element of our RE, PHSE, and RSE curriculum. Self respect, respect for family, friends, and other groups; the world and its people; and the environment are all key. 

Collective Worship, RE curriculum and books. PSHE and RSE floor books. 


 EYFS Knowledge and Understanding of the World planning and outcomes.  


Discussions with our pupils evidence their understanding of difference. 

Children can articulate that consideration (RESPECT) is a school value and why respect is important; how they show respect to others and how they feel about it for themselves  


Children’s behaviour demonstrates their good understanding of this value in action. 


 Children are able to talk about the different faiths and cultures they learn about, ask questions and show tolerance and respect for others of different faiths and religions