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Preparing our pupils for life in Modern Britain

At Cranham we are committed to preparing our pupils for life in Modern Britain.

To do this we must fulfil the following five aims:


1. Democracy

 We aim for our pupils to have an understanding and appreciation of how decisions are made within the democracy which is Modern Britain. At Cranham our pupils have a ‘voice’ and enjoy contributing to decisions during their learning and in the school community as a whole.


2.  Rule of Law

 We aim for pupils to have an understanding of how laws are made in Britain and why it is so important for everybody to follow them. At school we enjoy our ‘golden rules’ and our pupils appreciate each other sticking to them.


3.  Individual liberty

We aim for pupils to understand that they have rights and freedoms as a member of modern Britain. Pupils have a great deal of opportunities at Cranham to make choices and decisions about their learning.


4.  Mutual Respect

We aim to instil in all of our pupils the idea that we have respect and understanding of all people. We respect and celebrate differences in modern Britain. We respect all people equally regardless of their age, race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity or religion.


5.  Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs to our own

We aim for our pupils to understand that there are many faiths represented in modern Britain and in our community too. We learn about the major world faiths to foster an understanding and acceptance of the beliefs of others.


What does this look like at Cranham?

DemocracyRule of LawIndividual LibertyMutual Respect 

Tolerance of those of

different faiths and beliefs

School council

Class charter

Class members vote for representatives 

Eco Club

Pupil questionnaires 


Play leaders 

Class charter


School rules values and ethos reinforced and explained through the curriculum and daily life. 


Strong safeguarding culture 

Whole school events and assemblies which celebrate diversity and individuality such as Comic Relief, Children in need, Mental health week, online safety and anti-bullying.

Achievement assemblies weekly: Merits, Writer and Mathematican of the week. 

Shout outs for achievement in the school newsletter.

Lunchtime and after school clubs


Partner and group work. Buddy bench

Parent consultations

STARS values

Sports Day

Food bank collection 

Singing at a care home

Regular litter picks

The Rivers community 

Parent events and workshops

Culturally diverse and SDG focused curriculum.

Black history unit of study in Year 6

RE curriculum 

celebrations of religious festivals. 

Assemblies  on faiths and beliefs. 



How is each of the British Values included in a Jigsaw Lesson?


The British Values are promoted through the use of the Jigsaw Learning Charter which is shared at the beginning of every Jigsaw PSHE lesson. The Learning Charter is child-centred and aims to encourage children to work together and follow a set of ‘ground rules’ to create a safe, positive learning environment. 


Where will I find lessons teaching British Values?


All the British Values - Democracy, Rule of Law, Mutual Respect, Individual Liberty and Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs - are most clearly reflected in the first three Puzzles every year, but are also reflected in other later teachings, particularly the Relationships Puzzle. In the progression documents, you can see where empathy, democracy, respect, explicit British Values (in Being Me in My World), equality, respecting differences, the roles of different people in our societies and the different communities that we are all part of – are all taught.