British Values

The Government set out its definition of British Values in the 2011 ‘Prevent strategy’. These values are reinforced regularly at Gomer Infant School in the following ways:

British Values runs throughout our curriculum. It is part of our everyday learning. Our classes display how, as a school, we promote British Values throughout our lessons. The values are woven through our curriculum and embedded in our curriculum.


Developing a voice, being heard, making decisions to benefit ongoing improvement.

Democracy at Gomer

Pupil voice is of the upmost importance at Gomer Infant School. Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through decisions made by our active Gomer Governors, regular pupil conferencing of all subjects by subject leaders within the school and through work as subject champions. Our Gomer Governors have the opportunity to meet with a representative from our Governing body to champion their ideas. Children are invited to work with the Executive Headteacher and Head of school to share ideas on how we can improve our school. The children are regularly encouraged to vote to help make decisions as a class. They are encouraged to collaborate and value each other’s opinions.

The rule of law :

Developing an understanding of rules and Law within our society.

The rule of law at Gomer

The importance of laws and rules are comprehensive throughout the curriculum. These laws and rules that support class, school or country are reinforced though learning in PSHE and through regular assemblies and themed days such as Heroes that help us. Our children understand that actions have consequences and it is their responsibility to behave in the right way and to make the right choices. Our behaviour policy reinforces and rewards right choices and our learning Aliens support children in developing their confidence to own mistakes they might have made and move on. Our home school link team supports this work providing further opportunity to reflect through nurture and support.

Individual Liberty:

Making informed, safe choices, being happy to challenge and stand up for what they believe in.

Individual Liberty at Gomer

Pupils at Gomer Infant School learn in a safe, secure and nurturing environment. They know their boundaries and are encouraged to make choices safely. They are not afraid to ask or answer questions and will happily stand up for what they believe in. Our learning Alien Super TW encourages children to work as a team, in a group and have their say. They are happy to agree and disagree with their peers and give reasons why. Our pupils have the freedom to make choices about how they work and what they will learn and to use what they already know and can recall as a starting point. They have a number of extra- curricular activities that they can choose to be part of. Our E safety curriculum and PSHE curriculum allow the children to express themselves and make choices in a safe environment.

Mutual respect:

Showing respect for themselves and others and the community in which they live.

Mutual respect at Gomer

At Gomer Infant School, we are proud of our Learning Aliens and values. Our children strive to earn their class respect award and regularly evidence how they show respect for themselves, their peers, adults and their school community. Our behaviour policy encourages children to respect themselves and each other and to work as a team. Respect forms part of our collective worship in school, and children have the opportunity to discuss this as a concept through their PSHE and RE lessons and through their day to day learning.

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs:

Celebrating diversity.

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs at Gomer

This is promoted through every aspect of school life. PSHE and RE lessons equip children with an understanding of different faiths and beliefs and the values which different religions hold. Children are taught to respect each other and welcome differences and learn from them.

We are Gold Attachment and Trauma Accredited which recognises how much we value individuals and their needs and strive to support all in being the very best they can be, through adaptive teaching and recognition of need, whatever their background and starting point. Lessons are supported by regular assemblies and visitors and visits to learn about different faiths. Our vision supports children learning to celebrate others and see to see how we can learn from our own unique personalities.