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Promoting British Values at Adel Primary School


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 the Prevent Duty advice for schools (link below) explains how schools can build pupils’ resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British values and enabling them to challenge extremist views. At Adel Primary these values are reinforced regularly through SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural ) studies.

The Prevent Duty - Advice for Schools

Promoting British Values at Adel Primary School

British Values through Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education

Celebrating VE Day

Although our school was closed due to coronavirus, it didn't prevent us from celebrating. Every child was given a suggestion of (age-appropriate) activities to enjoy at home. Just look at what we did!

Reception celebrated VE Day

The wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle

The Reception children enjoyed sending paintings to the royal couple, wishing them health and happiness.

Imagine their delighted surprise when they received a royal thank you !

Happy 90th Birthday to Her Majesty the Queen

As part of learning about British values and traditions we enjoyed a day learning about and celebrating The Queen. We took part in a variety of quizzes to test our knowledge, made Union Jack bunting and sang traditional British songs.

The weather was very kind to us and the sun shone down as we took our Union Jack paper plates of food outside to enjoy a Playground Party. We finished the day with a robust rendition of 'Hockey Cockey'!

Remembrance Day

Each class was asked to make a red poppy to be part of a whole school display. As the children made their poppy they considered the Rule of Law, Individual Liberty and Democracy.