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 the law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”

In line with the with the Department for Education’s five-part definition, we promote the following British values at Hebburn Lakes primary School;

  • democracy
  • the rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect
  • tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

At Hebburn Lakes Primary School students will encounter these principles throughout everyday school life. We believe our promotion of spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding runs through our curriculum ‘Learning Means the World’ so that children are taught the values in a range of ways. Additionally, the values are taught in R.E which gives children real and meaningful opportunities to explore these values. At Hebburn Lakes Primary School, we are certain that the active promotion of British Values means that children are enabled to develop a sense of community and begin to develop their understanding of their role and responsibilities within it.

Hebburn Lakes Primary School takes the opportunity to actively promote British Values through whole school assemblies where a range of British Values are explored. Our whole school systems and structures lend themselves to the active promotion of British Values. For example, all children take part in a democratic school council election process.  Hebburn Lakes Primary School, also actively promotes British Values by challenging pupils, staff or parents who express opinions contrary to fundamental British values, including ‘Extremist Beliefs’, in appropriate ways.

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British Values in our curriculum…

British Values is evident in all of our curriculum areas; here are some examples:

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