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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

British Values through Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education

British Values in Reception, Year 3 and Year 6 the classrooms during Spring 1


British Values in our classrooms



  • choosing class target reward


Rule of Law

  • class rules, rewards and sanctions



  • 'choosing' areas, inside and outside curriculum


Mutual Respect and Tolerance

  • RE curriculum
  • Faith/Celebration Days




  • voting for our class school councillors
  • debate and vote for 'Greatest Explorer'
  • vote for class target reward
  • vote for choice of story


Rule of Law

  • school rules
  • Circle Time: discussions or right and wrong
  • class rules with rewards and sanctions



  • decide class rules and sanctions
  • choose reward for class target


Mutual Respect and Tolerance

  • RE curriculum 
  • Faith/Celebration Days
  • Black History Month





  • PSHE Unit 'Democracy'
  • Investors in Pupils: pupil voice, class votes, class vision, class promises
  • Greek Unit 'Democracy'
  • vote for school Councillors through Manifestos


Rule of Law

  • Autumn Term, law students visit school
  • Crime & Punishment topic, answering enquiry questions
  • class rules with rewards and sanctions
  • debates about law i.e. modern day punishments
  • Windrush topic
  • circumstances as they arise in the classroom/playground



  • School Council, freedom to suggest ideas
  • e safety lesson, how to safely exercise individual liberty
  • challenge sterotype and bias


Mutual Respect and Tolerance

  • RE curriculum 
  • Faith/Celebration Days
  • PHSE curriculum
  • 'Boy in the striped pyjamas' - Holocaust
  • Art - meaning behind Banksy 
  • 'Have you filled a bucket story?' promoting respect and kindness
  • History - lives of past cultures
  • MfL - share languages of our children
  • working within small groups/teams, listen respectfully to the views of others




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