Promoting British Values at 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:
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.
The Rule of Law
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.
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
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.
Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs
Hugglescote encourages 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.