Abbey View School Promoting British Values
At Abbey View School, we actively promote positive, inclusive values. These include
democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect for and tolerance of those
of different faiths and beliefs. We believe British values are those values expected of anyone
living in Britain, regardless of their nationality, culture or religious belief.
Our ethos reflects these values. We place great emphasis on building positive relationships
in school, amongst the students themselves and between staff and students. We strongly
believe students should not merely be taught such values but that they are embedded into
The information below reflects how Abbey View School works to promote positive values
through the ethos and life of the school
Promoting the value of Democracy
At Abbey View School the principle of democracy is consistently reinforced, through student
voice and through formal and informal discussions with all students. It also is promoted via
the running of the school council.
Promoting the value of the Rule of Law
The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the
country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days, as well as when dealing
with behaviour.. Students are taught the values and reasons behind laws, that they govern
and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are
broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service help reinforce this
Promoting the value of Individual Liberty
Within Abbey View School students are actively encouraged to make independent choices
knowing that they are in a safe, secure and supportive environment. As a school we educate
and provide boundaries for students to make choices safety, through the provision of a safe
environment and an empowering education. Students are encouraged to know, understand
and exercise their rights, responsibilities and personal freedoms and receive advice about
how to exercise these safely.
Promoting the value of Mutual Respect
Respect is at the core of our school ethos and is modelled by students and staff alike. The
school promotes respect for others and this is reiterated through our classroom and
learning environments. In line with our commitment to democracy students at Abbey View
School are always able to voice their opinions in an appropriate manner and we foster an
environment where students are safe to disagree with each other. Mutual respect is
embraced throughout the school.
Promoting the value of Tolerance of those of different faiths, ideas and religions
This is achieved through equipping students with the ability to understand their place in a
culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity
within the school community.
Should you feel that the school is not meeting this requirement, you should contact the
school office and request to express your concerns with the Principal. Likewise, if you feel
that anyone working at the school is undermining these values you should report this to the