British Values


At The Ark Pre-School, teaching British values means providing a curriculum which actively promotes the fundamental British values:

Promoting democracy

  • Ensure that all children and families within the school have a voice that is listened to, and demonstrate how democracy works by actively promoting democratic processes (such as involving children in choosing where to play)

Promoting the rule of law

  • Teaching children right from wrong

Teaching mutual respect and tolerance

  • Ensuring children have the right to say ‘no’ and be respected for their choices.
  • Encouraging children with the support of adults to solve problems for themselves and to work together as a group. To learn that their needs and everyone’s needs matter.
  • Including world religions, cultures and festivals, families and communities in our planning to teach children about the world in which they live.
  • Linking children’s learning so they understand they are part of a much wider world.