British Values

Promoting Fundamental British Values

In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British Values in school to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.

The Key Values are:

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


At Hill View Academy we actively promote British values through:

  • Focusing on and showing how the school’s work is effective in securing these values
  • Challenging pupils, staff or parents who express opinions contrary to British values


Democracy – what do we do?

  • 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
  • Encourage pupils to become involved in decision-making processes and ensure they are listened to in school
  • Hold Student Council elections each year Help pupils to express their views
  • Model how perceived injustice can be peacefully challenged
  • Democracy is shown through history topics such as the Greeks and Vikings
  • Coaching

Rule of law – what do we do?

  • Ensure school rules and expectations are clear and fair
  • LRA 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 our local CPSO throughout the year


Individual liberty – what do we do?

  • 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
  • Challenge stereotypes and implement a strong anti-bullying culture
  • Promote and educate pupils about Online-Safety through school


Respect and tolerance – what do we do?

  • 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
  • Learning to disagree in a respectful way
  • Develop critical personal thinking skills
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