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Hugglescote Primary School British Values Statement

Promoting British Values at Hugglescote Community Primary School
Please see the attachments below for a detailed British Values coverage plan and photos for Hugglescote Community Primary School.

The Department of Education have recently 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 and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs."

The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values were reiterated by the Prime Minister in 2014. At Hugglescote these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways: 

Democracy - Democracy can be seen as a state of society characterised the equality of rights and privileges. It can also refer to our nation’s electoral systems.

What do we do?
Each year the children decide upon their ‘class rules’. All children contribute to the drawing up of the class rules in partnership with their teacher. These rules are then displayed in the classroom alongside the School Rules. To ensure these rules are followed there is a ‘Traffic Light’ behaviour system in place to allow teachers to manage behaviour in a consistent and effective way.

  • Provide pupils with a broad general knowledge of, and promote respect for, public institutions and services
  • Teach pupils how they can influence decision-making through the democratic process
  • Include in the curriculum information on the advantages and disadvantages of democracy and how it works in Britain
  • Encourage pupils to become involved in decision-making processes and ensure they are listened to in school
  • Hold ‘mock elections’ so pupils learn how to argue and defend points of view 
  • Help pupils to express their views
  • Model how perceived injustice can be peacefully challenged
  • Democracy is shown through history topic
  • Our School council play a strong role in our school 
  • Circle Time and discussion groups

The Rule of Law All people and institutions are subject to and accountable to law that is fairly applied and enforced.

The importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school assemblies. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the police; fire service; the town mayor etc. are regular parts of our calendar and help reinforce this message, as does the home-school agreement which is signed by all families. 

What do we do?

  • Ensure school rules and expectations are clear and fair
  • Classroom Code of Conduct 
  • Class rules and celebration of adhering to these rules
  • Help pupils to distinguish right from wrong
  • Help pupils to respect the law and the basis on which it is made
  • Help pupils to understand that living under the rule of law protects individuals
  • Include visits from the police across the year
  • Teach pupils aspects of both civil and criminal law and discuss how this might differ from some religious laws 

Individual Liberty - Individual liberty suggests the free exercise of rights.

What do we do? 

At Hugglescote, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make informed choices, through a safe environment and an empowering education. Pupils are given the freedom to make choices, for example, whether it is through choice of activity or challenge, how they record their learning/work, or by choosing to participate in our numerous extra-curricular clubs and opportunities. 

  • Support pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Encourage pupils to take responsibility for their behaviour, as well as knowing their rights
  • Model freedom of speech through pupil participation, while ensuring protection of vulnerable pupils and promoting critical analysis of evidence
  • Challenge stereotypes 
  • Implement a strong anti-bullying culture – ‘Say no to bullying’
  • E-Safety through school

Mutual Respect & Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs - To show proper regard for an individual’s dignity, which is reciprocated. A fair, objective, and permissive attitude to those whose faiths and beliefs may differ from one’s own.

What do we do? 

One of our school core beliefs reinforces the high importance of mutual respect at Hugglescote by valuing each other as individuals and respects each other’s differences.
At Hugglescote School, we encourage tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs and this is supported through assembles, Religious Education lessons, visits to places of worship that are important to different faiths as well as PSHCe lessons which reinforce the message of tolerance and respect for others. Members of different faiths and religions in our school community are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school.


  • Promote respect for individual differences
  • Help pupils to acquire an understanding of, and respect for, their own and other cultures and ways of life
  • Challenge prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour
  • Organise visits to places of worship
  • Develop links with faith and other communities through RE and working alongside children and their families
  • Learning to disagree in a respectful way
  • Develop critical personal thinking skills
Hugglescote Community Primary School

Hugglecote Community Primary School
Ashburton Road

Tel: 01530 832721