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British Values

Promoting British Values

Huncoat Primary School is committed to serving the community right from the early years. We recognise the multi-cultural, multi faith and ever-changing nature of our Local Area; Accrington, Burnley and also within the United Kingdom. We also understand the vital role we have  in ensuring that groups or individuals within the school are not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them.

 The British Values are:

Democracy

The rule of law

Individual liberty

Mutual respect

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

Our School is dedicated right from starting in our Nursery, to preparing students for their adult life through the explicit and wider curriculum and ensuring that it promotes and reinforces British Values to all its students here at Huncoat. We do this through:

  • Our tailored PSHE Curriculum
  • Our strong SMSC culture
  • Our well thought out & planned Assemblies
  • Using story 
  • Learning about 'inspirational people' and their lives and the impact this has on us 
  • Embedding British values thorough the explicit curriculum ie RE/ Literacy/ History 
  • Through visits/ visitors ie places of worship/ key speakers from different faiths 
  • Linking with other local primary schools in our cluster group
  • Theme days and events ie Diwali day/ Cultural Art Week/ History Days

Here are our links to British Values, to our Huncoat Values, our assemblies and how we incorporate our British Values in everyday:

Here is how we link our School Values to our British Values...

  

Democracy

The principle of democracy is consistently being reinforced at Huncoat Primary School, with democracy processes being used for important decisions within the school community, for instance, elections being held for Head Boy and Girl and Pupil Parliament positions. The principle of democracy is also explored in the History, Religious Studies curriculum as well as in lesson time, through Picture News and assemblies. We actively encourage all our children to have an opinion and a voice in all they do. 

The rule of law

The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced at our school.

Our pupils are taught the rules and expectations of the school which are highlighted our high expectations and through our Behaviour Policy. Pupils are taught the value and the reasons behind laws that govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service reinforce this message. Our Huncoat Values and Behaviour Policy help the running of our school rules to keep everyone safe and happy. 

Individual liberty

At Huncoat Primary School, students are actively encouraged to make independent choices, with the knowledge that they are in a safe, secure and supportive environment. Staff at school educate and provide boundaries for students to make informed choices, through a safe environment and an empowering education. We want our children to grow their own opinions, their own voice and we help all children to develop and grow and know  "its ok to be me". 

Students are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised on how to exercise these safely, for example through online-safety and indpendent work.

Huncoat  has a robust anti-bullying culture.

Mutual Respect

Respect is a strong part of Hucoat Primary School and is one our well embedded Values. Students learn that their behaviours has an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community treat each other with respect and this is reiterated through all our teaching and learning.

Mutual respect is embraced throughout the curriculum by providing the opportunity for students to express their views in a safe environment whilst actively celebrating faiths, cultures and different ways of lives.

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

This is achieved though equipping students with the ability to understand their place in a culturally diverse immediate community and by giving the opportunities to experience such diversity within the school community. Students benefit from a number of visits and visitors. Additionally, students are actively encouraged to share their faith and beliefs within the school and celebrate festivities throughout the calendar year. The Religious Studies curriculum, which is compulsory for all students, provides a broad and balanced education on a range of faiths, religions and cultures.

At Huncoat Primary  School we ensure that its students leave with the strongest foundation of Values upon which to build a successful life a within a diverse society.

 

Impact from Teaching of Bristish Values:

Impact from our explicit and hidden curriculum can be seen throughout school in a range of ways:

  • How polite our children are and the manners they hold
  • How welcoming the children are towards new staff/ visitors/ new children 
  • How well embedded our Huncoat Values are within the children and staff and how everyone relates to these Values
  • Through our Personal Development of our children through the strong SMSC culture running throughout school 
  • The knowledge the children gain by listening and visiting other places / the knowledge they learn from our curriculum 
  • The independance they gain right from 3 years of age and the 'voice and oppinions' they freely give without the sense of failure 
  • Certain children are proud of their heritage & religion and express this belief free from bullying
  • The sense of 'right from wrong' and the consequences that these have within our Behaviour Policy 
  • Through zero racism tolerance and our strong anti bullying policy that children respect 

 

A link can be found below to the PREVENT website -

PREVENT FOR SCHOOLS WEBSITE

A link below can be found to the DFE 'educateagainsthate' website

EDUCATE AGAINST HATE WEBSITE