British Values

Hunloke Park Primary School British Values Statement

As directed under new Ofsted guidance, September 2014, we at Hunloke Park Primary School take opportunities to actively promote British Values, defined by the government as the following:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

Actively promoting also means challenging pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values, including ‘extremist’ views. At Hunloke Park, values of tolerance and respect fill all areas of school life. This creates a climate within which pupils feel safe and secure and facilitates the fulfilment of potential. Pupil voice plays an integral part in driving the school forward and school rules at different levels are seen as the foundation upon which this can be achieved. The following are a selection of activities and external accreditations that are evidence of our commitment to British values.

  • Year 6 mini leaders
  • We have an elected school parliament
  • The children elect a councillor
  • A broad and balanced curriculum that teaches elements of democracy, civic responsibility, rules and laws, the monarchy, equality, citizenship, values and virtues, environmental awareness and understanding of other faiths
  • Links with India and Africa
  • Looking at other faiths
  • Visitors from other faiths
  • Positive behaviour policy which encourages tolerance and mutual respect
  • Chance for voting within sessions
What we do Examples
We provide opportunities for students to be reflective about their own beliefs and perspectives on life, and the extent to which they are the same as and different to others’ faith, feelings and values.
  • RE is delivered at both key stages.
  • PHSCE which we still continue with although it is not compulsory for the new National Curriculum
  • Assemblies which include the local vicar
  • English, for example through poetry
  • Science
  • History, through examining the link between conflicts and religion
We encourage students to show an interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues, and appreciate the viewpoints of others.
  • RE
  • English
  • History
  • Geography
  • Science
  • Charity fund raising – working with the local community/FOH
  • Enterprise
  • Productions held in school, for example ‘Stone Age’
We encourage students to have a sense of enjoyment and a fascination for learning about the world around them.
  • Residential trips
  • Theatre visits
  • Links with a range of Universities/colleges to encourage students to have high aspirations and a desire to continue learning beyond school
  • An international dimension to Assemblies
  • Technology (Food from around the world, influences from other cultures on Textile design)
  • Links with other schools e.g. Uganda
We ensure that students know the difference between right and wrong and understand that actions have consequences so that they respect the rule of law.
  • Positive Behaviour Policy
  • Anti Bullying Policy
  • Rewards, including: the RESPECT policy
  • Special mention assemble weekly
  • Links with the local police, having visits into school
  • History lessons
  • PSHCE lessons
We celebrate diversity and develop the mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
  • RE lessons
  • Learning for Life (PSCHE lessons)
  • A range of assemblies celebrating faiths at the school
  • Displays around school recognising key times in the year for the religions represented at the school including Diwali, Easter and Christmas
  • Ensuring that the school calendar and holiday pattern, wherever possible, provides students with time to celebrate important festivals
  • Technology
  • Science lessons
We encourage students to engage positively with a life of democracy.
  • Elections for school council
  • Assemblies recognising the move towards democracy happening around the world
  • PSHCE lessons
  • History lessons
  • Voting during general election, vote for class teddy (KS1)
  • Assemblies

The general election of 2015 represented a unique opportunity to show our students the place of democracy in Modern Britain and we welcomed the debate of what would happen through our own mock election. In conclusion, we believe that we allow our students to recognise right from wrong, resolve conflicts, understand and explore diversity, develop a moral code, understand others’ beliefs and understand how communities function. These qualities will allow them to participate fully in life in Modern Britain.