British Values

Fundamental British Values at Hucklow Primary School


At Hucklow we actively promote British values to ensure our pupils grow up prepared for life in modern Britain .All of our school community are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views all people living in England are subject to its law.


The British Values are:

  • Democracy
  • Rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

We actively promoting British values through:

  • Democracy
  • Encourage pupils to become involved in decision-making processes and ensure they are listened to in school
  • Teach pupils how they can influence decision-making through the democratic process
    (School Council, class councils, voting systems in assemblies, classrooms and dining hall, having a say in their learning, being part of school evaluation and montoring systems)
  • Provide pupils with a broad general knowledge of, and promote respect for, public institutions and services
    (visits from the Police, Fire Service, visit to the Houses of Parliament, Cathedral, Town Hall)
  • Include in the curriculum information on the advantages and disadvantages of democracy and how it works in Britain
  • Hold debating sessions in KS2 classes to help pupils to express their views and accept views of others

Rule of Law

  • Restorative Conferencing to model how perceived injustice can be challenged peacefully
  • Post Incident Learning to help children learn from their mistakes and make better choices and distinguish between right and wrong
  • Core Values that promote Respect, Teamwork, Care, Independence, Self-belief and Aiming high.
    (promoted through assembles, behaviour policy, class discussions, Philosophy for Children)
  • Help pupils to respect the law and the basis on which it is made and understanding that living under the rule of law protects individuals (assemblies, curriculum, visits from the police)

Individual Liberty

  • Encourage pupils to take responsibility for their behaviour, as well as knowing their rights
    (assemblies, Time to Talk sessions, Philosophy for children, curriculum)
  • Model freedom of speech through pupil voice and participation in discussions and debates
  • Supporting and protecting vulnerable pupils by challenge stereotypes and prejudice
  • Implementing a strong anti-bullying culture (Time to Talk sessions, Philosophy for Children, assemblies, anti-bullying events
  • Online Safety through school

Respect and Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

  • Promote respect for individual differences – gender, race, sexual orientation, faith and beliefs and challenge prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour
  • Help pupils to acquire an understanding of, and respect for, their own and other cultures and ways of life.
  • Help children to learn to disagree in a respectful way
  • Develop critical personal thinking skills (assemblies, Philosophy for Children, Time to Talk, debating, class discussions, visits to different places of worship, visitors in school)