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British Values

British Values at Hadrian Park Primary School


Through our curriculum and the routines of our daily school life, we strive to become knowledgeable, understanding and successful citizens who can build a better Hadrian Park and Britain for the future.


We uphold and teach pupils about the British Values which are defined as:

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


These values are taught explicitly through Personal, Social, Health and Economics (PSHE), Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural Education (SMSC) and Religious Education (RE). We also teach British Values through planning and delivering a broad and balanced curriculum.


Our school takes opportunities to endorse British Values through daily assemblies/collective acts of worship and whole school systems and structures such as electing and running a successful School Council. We also actively promote British Values through ensuring that our curriculum planning and delivery includes real opportunities for exploring these values. Actively promoting British Values also means challenging pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values.


At Hadrian Park Primary School, these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:




Democracy is an important value at our school. Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our School Council. The elections of members of the School Council are based on pupil votes. The children have worked together and agreed a code which we at Hadrian Park Primary School enthusiastically work and live by; these are our Golden Rules. These are displayed in all classrooms and are the agreed standard to which children and adults aspire.


The Rule of Law:


The importance of laws and rules, whether they are those that govern the class, the school or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days. Each child signs an agreement to follow a set of rules at Hadrian Park Primary School, these include following our Golden Rules and attending school regularly and on time and ready to learn. These rules are the basis for out behaviour management system and children are rewarded for following these or encouraged to reflect when these are broken. 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.


Individual Liberty:


Pupils are actively encouraged to make choices at our school, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to implement these safely, for example through our e-Safety teaching and PSHE lessons. Pupils are given the freedom to make choices, e.g. signing up for extracurricular clubs, leading their own learning and often selecting the level of challenge in a range of activities.


Mutual Respect:


Mutual respect is extremely important to us and helps to shape our Vision and Values - . Our pupils learn together with respect for each other. We value and celebrate the achievements of everyone, with a special assembly every Friday and in our daily interactions. Every pupil knows that we respect and appreciate each other no matter what differences may exist.


Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs:


Children at Hadrian Park are introduced to a wide range of ways of life within Britain and around the world through assemblies, RE, PSHE, educational visits, stories, Commando Joes. We offer a culturally rich and diverse curriculum in which all major religions are studied and respected. Diversity is promoted through marking and learning about different celebrations throughout the year. We have an International School Award and take part in seven International Days throughout the year. We believe that tolerance is gained through knowledge and understanding and both children and staff are supported to challenge behaviour that is discriminatory or prejudicial.

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