Fundamental British Values

Fundamental British ValuesAt Bright Kids we embrace the Fundamental British Values (FBV’s) into our curriculum. We are already delivering these within the Early Years Foundation Stage. There are four main themes to the Fundamental British Values (FBV’s). They are listed here along with some of the learning links that we support in our settings. If you ever suspect a concern then use the contact numbers at the end of this page to take further advice or act immediately.

Fundamental British Values

Fundamental British Values: Rule of law

Supporting children in understanding right from wrong and managing their own behaviour and its impact on others

Learning Links:

  • Takes steps to resolve own conflicts
  • Responds to boundary setting
  • Understands rules matter
  • Begins to negotiate & solve problems
  • Can create rules with others
  • Understands rules apply to everyone

Fundamental British Values: Individual Liberty

Encouraging children to make choices, develop independence and to think for themselves. Provide experiences to explore feelings and responsibilities.

Learning Links:

  • Expresses preferences & interests
  • Shares experiences with others
  • Confident to speak with others about feelings
  • Knows some things make them unique

Fundamental British Values: Democracy

Giving children the opportunity to develop self-confidence and self-awareness. To make choices and decisions about what to explore and how they might use the resources provided.

Learning Links:

  • Engages in play with others
  • Makes decisions together
  • Knows they are unique
  • Understands similarities & differences
  • Enjoys family customs & routines

Fundamental British Values: Mutual Respect & Tolerance

Providing a setting with an ethos of inclusivity and tolerance. Where faiths, cultures and races are valued and children are engaged with the wider community.

Learning Links:

  • Treats others as they want to be treated
  • Plays alongside others and forms good relationships
  • Is aware of others feelings and that some actions can cause harm
  • Joins in with family customs and routines and understands some differences

Concerns can be raised with the local police or reported on 101.

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