At Harpur Hill Primary School we want to prepare children for life in modern Britain. Since September 2014 schools are required to actively promote the British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. Below you can see a summary of how we promote British values through our curriculum and the wider life of the school.
The Rule of Law
Pupils are taught about school rules and learn about the history of the rule of law in Britain. Children discuss why we have rules and laws and agree Class Rules. We work with representatives of the Fire Service, Police, health professions and others to learn about the reasoning and purpose behind a particular set of rules, such as road safety and quarry safety.
Children are encouraged to be aware of the importance of taking responsibility for their choices. They learn about individual liberty in history and the wider world through the curriculum topics and assemblies.
We celebrate all kinds of achievements, for example through our Friday Good News Assemblies. We expect pupils to take care of their school and each other. Pupils have responsibilities such as school councillors, Head Boy and Head Girl. Children enjoy and value these roles, treating each other respectfully.
Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
Children learn about tolerance, thinking first about co-operation, sharing, being kind and generous to one another. They also learn about tolerance through curriculum units.