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Promoting Fundamental British Values


In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. We want to encourage our pupils to develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to fully participate in and contribute to life in modern Britain. We actively promote the fundamental British Values and this forms part of our wider work in school with children in relations to their Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education (SMSC).


We teach a broad and balanced curriculum that teaches elements of democracy, rules and laws, the monarchy, equality, values and virtues, environmental awareness and understandings of different faiths. Actively promoting British Values also refers to challenging pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values. At HHPS, values of tolerance and respect permeate all areas of school life. This creates a climate within which pupils feel safe and secure and therefore allows them to learn and develop. Pupils voice plays an integral part of driving our school forward.


The Key Values are:

•    democracy
•    rule of law
•    individual liberty
•    mutual respect
•    tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs 


We teach about Democracy through:

  • Children being involved in democratic processes e.g. voting for student councillors, rewards and incentives
  • Student council
  • Pupil leadership team gathering pupil voice to illicit positive change for all aspects of school life
  • Pupil Well-being Champions in place ensuring the voice of pupils for their own well-being is heard


We teach children about Rule of Law through:

  • The behaviour policy - rewards and sanctions
  • Class Charters
  • Weekly Star Awards Assembly
  • Reflecting of behaviour and learning during lessons
  • Parent/Carer/Pupil questionnaires about behaviour
  • Visits from Police - keeping safe, cyber safety, cyber bullying
  • Curriculum humanities threads showing the progression of lawmakers in British History 


We teach children about Individual Liberty through:

  • Understanding responsibility in school, in terms of behaviour and learning attitudes
  • Pupil roles in school - monitors and helpers and members of the Pupil Leadership Team
  • School Values
  • Local and National fundraising
  • Community links - residential home, foodbank etc.
  • Assemblies 
  • Pupil Well-being Champions
  • Restorative practice
  • Challenging stereo-typing and bias
  • Anti-bullying
  • House Points/Golden coin reward and exchange programme


We teach children about mutual respect through:

  • PSHE/Jigsaw and assemblies
  • Positive relationships encourages and modelled by pupils and staff
  • An inclusive ethos
  • RE curriculum 
  • Anti-bullying assembly
  • Student Council
  • Participation in local school to school events
  • House Sports Day and other House events
  • Peer assessment
  • Restorative practice
  • Endorsement and understanding of agreed schools rules
  • Half termly school values


We teach children about tolerance through:

  • Assemblies - stories from world faiths, cultures and current news and world events
  • RE curriculum
  • Reflection opportunities in assemblies and through Jigsaw
  • Mindfulness 
  • School curriculum - e.g. Black Lives Matter and identified opportunities to reflect on historical and modern day injustice, intolerance and inequality.
  • Being an inclusive school
  • Special assemblies
  • PSHE/Jigsaw
  • Restorative practice
  • Good to be Green