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British Values

Why do we teach British Values?

The DfE have recently reinforced the need “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.” The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values have been reiterated by the Prime Minister this year. 


How do we teach British Values

At Hillmead we promote and reinforce British Values in the way children learn and the way they behave around school. Teachers aim to link learning in all lessons to our British Values. In addition to this we also spend dedicated time (during PSHE lessons) learning about the individual values in more detail. 

Embedding British Values

At Hillmead we have invested in a resource to help to challenge children's ideas and pre-conceptions about the world. 'Picture News' provide a though provoking poster and question every fortnight which link to the different British Values. We encourage children to think about what the poster asks them and to record their response, we find this helps them to think more deeply about the world around them.


Here are the questions we have posed so far:

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