What are the British Values?

Jigsaw contributes to the British Values agenda significantly, both through the direct teaching of information and through the experiential learning children will enjoy.

The 5 strands of the British Values agenda have been mapped across every Puzzle and every Piece (lesson).

  • Democracy (Britain is a democracy- this means that the people in Britain vote for the people who make the laws and decide how the country is run. If we didn’t have a democracy, just one person might be able to make all the laws and that would not be fair).
  • The rule of law (In Britain we have a police force who make sure people do not do the wrong thing and break the law- this means that we are safe).
  • Individual liberty (In Britain, as long as we do not break the law, we can live as we choose to and have our own opinions about things).
  • Mutual respect (We might not always agree with other people, but we try to show respect for their thoughts and feelings. We can give respect to others and we can expect other people to show us respect).
  • Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs (In Britain we accept and respect that other people might have different beliefs than ours and they may believe in different religions).

We link our whole school assemblies and our Friday Celebration Assembly to the Jigsaw Themes and Values being taught and applied through the PSHE curriculum. We are proud of the way we promote emotional wellbeing for all our pupils through our Jigsaw programme which underpins the whole of our curriculum.