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British Values & Protected Characteristics

British Values and Protected Characteristics at The John Harrox Primary School

The Department for Education expect 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.”  In addition, we promote the nine Protected Characteristics as laid down in law. These are taught explicitly as part of our PSHE curriculum as well as being embedded within our school 5C values and daily school life. 



British Values – Holly Park Primary School



At The John Harrox Primary School these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:





  • Election of school council,
  • Pupil voice e.g. clubs, sports, curriculum feedback
  • Whole school House Captain and Vice House Captain elections
  • Playground leaders/Sports crew

Individual Responsibility and Liberty

  • Responsibility for own belongings
  • Homework
  • Home/School Agreement
  • Acceptable Use Agreement (E Safety)
  • School club participation
  • Walking around local area
  • Educational visits
  • School uniform
  • School council
  • PHSE curriculum
  • Themed days including Passport Days
  • Year group assemblies
  • Christmas /Carol Service Harvest Service
  • End of year production (year Groups)
  • Fund raising for local and national charities – Christmas Fair Enterprise activities

Rule of Law

  • Class charter/rules
  • A consistent behaviour policy is employed across the school
  • Parental questionnaires
  • PSHE curriculum
  • Bikeability (Year 5/6)
  • E Safety- learning how to behave in a digital world
  • Anti-bullying education throughout the year

Mutual Respect & Tolerance

  • Competitive sports links –Inter-school /Intra-school events
  • PSHE
  • RE curriculum
  • Anti-bullying
  • Fund raising events e.g. Children in Need, Food bank etc
  • Collective Worship
  • Visitors to Collective Worship – Clergy
  • Parent helpers
  • Adults model respectful behaviour
  • School behaviour policy
  • Celebration of national and international events
  • Curriculum information evenings
  • Parent and Pupil consultation evenings

Knowledge of Other Faiths and Beliefs

  • RE curriculum
  • Visits to places of worship from different faiths
  • Supporting charities including Harvest food boxes and Food Bank
  • Multicultural stories, toys, music through assemblies for example
  • Geography curriculum
  • Links with local churches – Harvest  and Christmas services
  • Daily collective worship
  • Links with other schools