British Values

The DfE reinforced the need 'to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British Values of:

  • democracy,
  • the rule of law,
  • individual liberty and mutual respect,
  • tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. 


We use Discovery RE to teach British values across the key stages.

Please note for “Rule of Law”, ticks have been added because even though Discovery RE does not teach UK law, it teaches children of the laws of that religion so that they understand what a law might be. As the whole point of any RE curriculum is to promote tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs and mutual respect, these values are ticked throughout. Because this is a detailed scheme of work (medium-term planning), not individual lesson plans, many of the values will be covered or not by the way the teacher/practitioner explains the concepts included and the language used. The ticks below represent the most likely/feasible connections that can be made although the
teacher may well be able to make further connections to e.g. individual liberty and democracy by consciously deciding to include them.

Specific links between British Values and Discovery RE by Key Stage: British-Values-Grid