THE Big Question

The DfE state the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote fundamental British Values”. The five British values are:

  • Democracy
  • Rule of Law
  • Tolerance
  • Mutual Respect
  • Individual Liberty

At Ladybridge, these values are taught in every year group, and are reinforced regularly through ‘THE Big Question’. Current issues, linked to British Values are discussed, and pupils’ views are challenged. Positive moral attributes are taught and learnt, and provide opportunities to develop empathy, honesty, generosity, and a sense of justice, alongside others. These questions are evidenced in ‘THE Big Question’ book. As well as being taught discreetly, British Values are integrated into life at Ladybridge, and children who demonstrate these values are rewarded with collective house points.


“British Values means that in Britain, no matter what your background, you can fit in, you can succeed, and you can belong”, Amanda Spielman.

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