Our Values

At New Valley we believe that British Values are aligned to our school values, ‘The New Valley Nine’.

We are:

Creative Resilient Thinkers Caring Responsible Proud Honest Respectful Positive


These values are modelled and celebrated regularly.



Democracy is very much in action with our elected school Council members.

We also hold monthly whole school votes to democratically decide on school issue.

Action groups have been set up and run by children who have a particular interest.

We are promoting the School Council and Action groups with all pupils so they are seen as a democratic conduit to improving the school through pupil voice.

The Rule of Law

The importance of laws, whether they are those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced at New Valley.

Our school values are also spoken about in a positive way and modelled all the way through the school community.

Individual Liberty

At New Valley children are actively empowered to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment.

As a school we educate and provide boundaries for pupils to make informed choices, through a safe environment and an open atmosphere.

Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety and Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) lessons and workshops.

Mutual Respect

Mutual respect is at the heart of our ethos and reflected in our ‘New Valley Nine’.  Mutual respect is developed during PSHE, class circle times, RE and Assemblies.  These values are also modelled by adults at all times. Children are encouraged to discuss issues and problems, understand the consequences of their actions on others and give solutions to problems that benefit the whole school community.

Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community treat each other with respect.

Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs

New Valley is a diverse school and we actively celebrate diversity through positive discussions of different faiths and cultures. Religious Education lessons and PSHE lessons reinforce messages of tolerance and respect for others.

Our multicultural activities illustrate our commitment to exploring our diverse school community.

Members of different faiths and religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school.

We will nurture British values with our children through living out our ‘New Valley Nine’, developing and nurturing positive relationships and modelling and encouraging them through our daily actions and interactions with others.