British Values

At South Failsworth, British values are reinforced regularly throughout daily school life, through our curriculum and through our core values - CREATE: Courage, Respect, Enjoyment, Acceptance, Trust and Equality.


Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our School Council, pupil questionnaires and pupil voice work. We encourage an open door policy where the children feel free and able to visit the head teacher and other members of staff with their ideas and suggestions. Our families are also encouraged to participate in decision making within our school through the PTA, family forum, parent meetings, parent surveys, parent workshops etc.

Rule of Law

The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout school, especially during assemblies and when dealing with behaviour. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. We organise and encourage visits from authorities such as the Police and the Fire Service. These help us to reinforce this message. 

Individual Liberty

Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. We foster a culture of ‘Beautiful Mistakes’. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make choices confidently and safely. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised on how to do so safely. This is explored, for example, through our e-safety curriculum, PSHE lessons, Young Enterprise scheme and by the provision of a variety of cross-curricular opportunities. Children are taught specific skills which enable them to make the best choice of challenge, both during lessons and home learning, to make them independent learners. Throughout the academic year, pupils are offered the opportunity to participate in numerous extra-curricular clubs, workshops and events which allow them to exercise their individual choice.

Mutual Respect

Respect is a key part of our expectations for behaviour and is known and understood by all our children. Children are encouraged to demonstrate respect for everyone they meet and to respect the environment in which we live. We provide a safe and supportive environment where mutual respect is evident and a positive growth mindset is enabled.

Our 3 Bees - Be Respectful, Be Ready, Be Safe

Tolerance of Different Faiths and Beliefs

This is achieved through developing pupils’ understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity. Our RE and PSHE curriculum have designated topic areas to focus on other faiths and beliefs. Assemblies, workshops, visitors and visits offer pupils enriched experiences to deepen their understanding, tolerance and knowledge of our culturally diverse society. Members of different faiths and religions are made welcome and are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school.