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British Values

Promoting British Values

Schools have a duty 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.' Department for Education UK

Our school reflects British values in all that we do. We aim to nurture all our pupils on their journey through life so they can grow into safe, caring, democratic, responsible and tolerant adults who make a positive contribution to British society the wider world.

What are British values?

Learning about British values forms a key part of children’s spiritual, moral, cultural and social education. The five British values that the Government has identified for schools to focus on are:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
  • Developing personal and social responsibility
  • Respect for British Institutions

These values flow through Hannah Ball School, from our ethos and vision, to our policy and practice in the classroom. We expect all those within our school community to live by these principles so that we develop a harmonious and cohesive school community. We value and celebrate the diverse heritages of everybody at Hannah Ball. Alongside this, we value and celebrate being part of Britain. In general terms, this means that we celebrate traditions and customs in the course of the year.

We also consider it essential for our staff to lead by example and exemplify and model British values. British values are therefore built into our staff induction processes and reiterated in all staff training exercises.