British Values and Lode Heath School

During their journey from Year 7 through to Year 11 our pupils gain: 

  • An understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process

  • An appreciation that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for their wellbeing and safety

  • An understanding that there is a separation of power between the executive and the judiciary, and that while some public bodies such as the police and the army can be held to account through Parliament, others such as the courts maintain independence

  • An understanding that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law

  • An acceptance that other people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour

  • An understanding of the importance of identifying and combating discrimination


We accomplish this through;

  • Our form time and assembly programme

  • Year 7 & 8 PSHE lessons

  • Five ‘Life Ready Day’s across the academic year

  • Other vetted visiting speakers

  • Extra-curricular clubs, trips and visits

  • A poster in every classroom to remind pupils of the values (click here for a copy)

  • Some pupils will also opt to study GCSE Citizenship