Kings Furlong Junior School

Growing and learning together

British values at KFJS

At KFJS, we encourage acceptance of difference, rather than tolerance of. To find out more information specifically about these values, please click here.


Curriculum areas provide a vehicle for furthering understanding of these concepts and, in particular, RE, PSHE and assemblies provide opportunities to deepen and develop understanding. We encourage our children to be creative, unique, open-minded and independent individuals, respectful of themselves and of others in our school, our local community and the wider world. We aim to nurture our children on their journey through life so they can grow into safe, caring, democratic, responsible and tolerant adults who make a positive difference to British Society and to the world.




  • We have our own school council with elected representatives chosen by peers.
  • All children are able to put themselves forward to their classmates. A ballot is held and pupils are voted for.
  • All children are encouraged to debate topics of interest, express their views and make a meaningful contribution to the running of the school on matters that directly involve pupils.
  • The Head teacher reports to Governors about the activities of the School Council.
  • Children also have the opportunity to have their voices heard through pupil questionnaires and pupil conferences.
  • The election of Colour team Captains are based solely on pupil votes.
  • Our school behaviour policy involves rewards which the children have discussed and been part of forming.
  • The principle of democracy is explored in the History and RE curriculum as well as in assemblies.
  • Children are actively involved in the selection processes of new staff.


Rule of Law

  • The importance of laws and rules, whether they are those that govern the class, the school or the country, are reinforced throughout regular school days.
  • Our system for behaviour is aligned to an agreed policy.
  • Each class, as part of transition, discuss and agree expectations for the year. These expectations are clear, fair and regularly promoted and clearly understood by all.
  • Children are helped to distinguish right from wrong.
  • Children are helped to respect the law. They 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.
  • Children are helped to understand that living under the rule of law protects individuals.
  • Visits from authorities such as the police and Fire Service; etc. are regular parts of our calendar and help reinforce this message.
  • The Behaviour and Anti-Bullying policies encourage the restorative justice process to resolve conflict.
  • The school has zero-tolerance for any form of aggression, abuse or violence, which extends to all children, staff and parents/carers.
  • We are committed to praising children’s efforts. Children are rewarded not only for achievement in curriculum areas, but also for behaviour. Children’s achievements are also recognised during celebration assemblies.


Individual Liberty

  • Within school, pupils are actively encouraged, and given the freedom to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. For example, by signing up for extra-curricular clubs, choosing the level of challenge in some lessons and becoming increasingly more involved in child-led learning.
  • Through the school’s learning behaviours, children are supported to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • Children are encouraged to take responsibility for their behaviour, for example through e-safety lessons.
  • Children are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely, e.g. through e-safety teaching and PSHE lessons.
  • Freedom of speech is modelled through encouraging pupil participation.
  • Children have key roles and responsibilities in school e.g. School Council, Junior Road Safety Officers, Playground buddies, Young interpreters and Library Monitors


Mutual Respect and Tolerance of Those with Different Faiths and Beliefs

  • Respect is one of the core values of our school. This can be seen and felt in our ethos across the school. The children know and understand that it is expected and imperative that respect is shown to everyone, whatever differences we may have and to everything, however big or small.
  • Children are helped to acquire an understanding of, and respect for, their own and other cultures and ways of life.
  • Staff and children are encouraged to challenge prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour.
  • Actively promoting our values also means challenging children, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental values, including ‘extremist’ views.
  • Links and visits are promoted with local faith communities and places of worship. E.g. members of different faiths or religions are invited to school to share their knowledge and enhance learning within assemblies and in class.
  • Through the PSHE and RE curriculum children are encouraged to discuss and respect differences between people, such as differences of faith, ethnicity, disability, gender or sexuality and differences of family situations, such as looked after children or young carers.
  • We follow the Hampshire agreed syllabus for RE – The Living Difference.