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British Values

British Values Overview

Hazel Grove Primary will ensure that it actively promotes the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. These values are officially taught through the Religious Education (RE) and Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE) curriculum and are further nurtured through the school’s ethos and promotion of spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) understanding.

The British Values are:


At Hazel Grove Primary pupils have numerous opportunities to have their views heard through pupil questionnaires and the pupil-elected school council.
Our pupils are encouraged to have an input into what and how they learn to instil an understanding of democracy for their future.

The Rule of Law

Hazel Grove Primary has a high regard for the laws that govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Our pupils are involved in the creation of school rules to inspire them with this understanding.

At Hazel Grove Primary pupils are taught these values and the reasons behind laws, whether they govern the class, the school or the country, that  are essential for their well-being and safety. Pupils are allowed healthy debate in class on the matter to encourage recognition of the importance of  the law.

Hazel Grove Primary organises visits from authorities throughout the academic year in an effort to reinforce the reality and importance of this message.

Individual liberty

At Hazel Grove Primary we foster a safe and supportive environment where  pupils are actively encouraged to make choices. Whether it is choosing a challenging task or an extra-curricular club, pupils have the freedom to base their choices on their interests.

Pupils are taught about their rights and personal freedoms and are encouraged and advised on how to exercise these safely, for instance through our teaching on e-safety and PSHE lessons.

Mutual respect

Respect forms a core pillar of Hazel Grove Primary’s ethos. Pupils are  treated with respect and learn to treat each other and staff with respect.

This is reinforced through our Behaviour Policy and posters throughout the school promoting mutual respect.

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

Hazel Grove Primary acknowledges that tolerance is achieved through pupils’ knowledge and understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and the opportunity for pupils to experience such diversity.

Throughout the year, assemblies are held focusing on bullying, with reference to prejudice based bullying, and discussion is encouraged.

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs is supported by the RE and PSHE curriculum.

We encourage our pupils from different faiths or religions to share their knowledge with their peers to enhance their learning.