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British Values

At Halling Primary School, we actively promote British Values through our curriculum to ensure our pupils become well rounded citizens and leave school fully prepared for life in modern Britain.

 Our pupils are encouraged to respect people of all faiths, races and cultures and to understand that although some people may hold different views about what is 'right' and 'wrong,' all people living in England are subject to its law.

 The government defines British Values as:

  • Democracy
  • The Rule of Law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual Respect
  • Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs

We promote British Values through our own school values, a rich, broad and balanced curriculum, enrichment opportunities, assemblies and SMSC (spiritual, moral, social and cultural) which we embed in all aspects of the school.

Value How do we promote it?

Links to school values:
  • Each year, every year group elects a school council which gives pupils an insight into the electoral process.
  • There are a range of opportunities whereby pupils can volunteer to represent their peers and support the school and wider community. These rules include being an active part of the charity committee (set up by a pupil), being a play leader, sports council, librarians and digi-leader.
  • Democracy is taught in PSHE sessions and through assemblies (in class, year groups, Key Stage and whole school).
Year 6 House Captains – children have to write a speech as to why they should be selected and every child in the school has the opportunity to vote.
The Rule of Law

Links to school values:
  • We have high expectations of our pupils which is reflected in our Behaviour Policy - our behaviour was graded as 'outstanding' in our last OFSTED inspection.
  • We celebrate our successes weekly through Golden Assembly. Each class nominates a 'Star of the Week' for excellent learning/ effort and a 'Phone Call Friday' - a pupil who has demonstrated our values to a high standard.
  • Each term, class teachers nominate a pupil who has consistently demonstrated our school values to attend 'afternoon tea.'
  • Links with the local PCSO are in place and the PCSO is invited to attend school and talk to pupils about everyone's role (their own) in society.
  • Relevant and fair sanctions are put in place when behaviour does not mean expectation.
Children work with their class teacher to create the class charter.
Individual Liberty

Links to school values:
  • A range of extra-curricular opportunities are available to our pupils to allow them to develop their talents and interests.
  • Skills Builder enables pupils to participate in a range of activities and opportunities.
  • External visitors come to school to talk about their job roles and how they managed to get there. This opportunity enables pupils to be aspirational and ask questions.
Children are taught to keep themselves them and healthy through well-being days, P.E, inter and intra sports competitions and Online Safety Day.
Mutual Respect

Links to school values:
  • We have high expectations of our pupils which is reflected in our Behaviour Policy - our behaviour was graded as 'outstanding' in our last OFSTED inspection.
  • In all lessons, we learn take turns and debate respectfully, enabling everyone to have their turn and challenge appropriately.
  • British Values are fundamental to our SMSC development.
PSHE lessons specifically cover Mutual Respect.
Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs

Links to school values:
  • Through Religious Education, children learn about different religions, places of worship and their fundamental beliefs.
  • Pupils are given the opportunity to visit different places of worship throughout their time at Halling.
  • A whole term of assemblies is dedicated to 'celebrations.' Within these assemblies, significant religious festivals are discussed to develop pupil's understanding.
  • Our curriculum encompasses many faiths, religions and countries. Teachers actively encourage discussion and respect when discussing other places, cultures, beliefs and religions.
  • Class names are based on different countries. Children have researched the countries beliefs, main religions and cultures, as well as comparing their country to life in modern day Britain.

The grid above shows a snapshot of how we promote British Values at Halling. We ensure that it is fully embedded and it is evident throughout the school day.

For more information on British Values, please see our British Values Policy.