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Ethos & Values

British Values/ Prevent Duty

From September 2014 the Department of Education introduced a statutory duty for schools to promote British Values.

Coomb Briggs is a high profile school within the community achieving an ‘Outstanding Contribution Award’ – Golden Apple in 2016. We recognise the changing, diverse nature of our town and the UK. We have a responsibility to protect our pupils against intimidation, radicalisation and any other detrimental influences.

We follow the local authority guidance with regards to equal opportunities, ensuring against discrimination towards any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, political or financial status.

We nurture our pupils to become responsible citizens living by British Values.

The government Prevent Strategy defines 5 British Values statements/principals.

  • Democracy
  • The rule of Law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.

Our wider curriculum includes teaching and learning opportunities that promote these values.


  • School Council
  • Concept of democracy
  • Links to Town Council
  • Speaking and listening opportunities
  • Debates
  • Questionnaires
  • Class expectations / boundaries
  • Decision making
  • Governor links
  • Voting and nominations

Mutual Respect

  • Manners and courtesy
  • Peer support and critique
  • Positive role models
  • Respect for differences
  • Respect for property and environments
  • National memorials / remembrance

Equality Objectives

  • To identify any potential
    inequality, demonstrating that
    the school is attempting to
    eliminate discrimination and
    advance equality
  • Eliminate digital disadvantage so that
    all pupils enjoy equal opportunities
    to learn through their use of digital
    devices and broadband connection
    at home.
  • To strengthen equality of access for
    all in sports, increasing the range of
    sports pupils experience within the
    curriculum, through after school
    clubs and sporting competitions.

Rule of Law

  • Code of conduct
  • Positive Behaviour policy
  • Consequences of breaking rules/law
  • Home school links/agreement
  • Links to community police officer

Individual Liberty

  • Anti- bullying policy
  • Culture of honesty and trust
  • Opportunities to discuss concerns and anxieties
  • Pastoral support and links to Fortis Therapy
  • Child friendly links to advisory support
  • Personal well being
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Recognition as a unique individual within an organisation


  • Celebrations of beliefs
  • Research into beliefs of different cultures and heritage
  • Acknowledgement of national festivals and celebrations
  • Acceptance of minority groups

The PREVENT strategy was launched in 2011 as part of the government CONTEST, counter- terrorism strategy.

Coomb Briggs staff are kept up to date with government publications and guidelines. The governors and senior management team recognise the prevent agenda as part of the schools Safeguarding Policy.

School staff have received endorsed training through Lincolnshire and Humberside Police Prevent Team.