Fundamental British Values

At Oak Wood we promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. These values are reinforced regularly, supporting all pupils to experience these concepts at a level that is meaningful for them in the following ways:


At Oak Wood Schools, we promote that all pupils within the school have a voice that is listened to. Children have many opportunities for their voices to be heard. We have a school council which meets regularly to discuss issues raised in class council meetings. The council raises money for the school to fund projects of their choice. Through this they are able to genuinely effect change within the school. Each class has a council member which are voted in by their class.

We teach functional requesting and appropriate refusal/rejection; respecting choices and using our understanding of pupils’ individual differences to personalise their offer.

The Rule of Law:

Visits from authorities such as the Police; Fire Service etc. are regular parts of our calendar and help reinforce this message. We teach clear boundaries and expectations; supporting pupils to self-regulate and maintain positive behaviour.

Individual Liberty:

Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make choices safety, through our provision of a safe environment and empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advise how to exercise these safely, for example through our PSHE curriculum and teaching functional communication.

Mutual Respect:

At Oak Wood Schools all members of the school community model empathy and compassion and treat each other with respect. We teach functional communication, including requesting for attention politely and accepting no; honouring communicative attempts.

Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs:

This is achieved through giving pupils opportunities to experience diversity and supporting pupils understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society. Celebrating special events relating to the diverse backgrounds of our pupils, families and staff, through workshops, stories, arts and craft, music, costume, etc. making these accessible and meaningful for all pupils and supported by learning in RE and PSHE. Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school.

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Oak Wood Primary Safeguarding

Oak Wood Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all pupils and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Warwickshire Safeguarding: