How we promote British Values at Hillary Primary, so that we can provide excellent educational experiences at school and these ensure that pupils are very well equipped for the next stage of their education.
- School council has a strong voice and is elected in a democracy
- Conscience alley is used so that we can hear alternative viewpoints before forming our own opinion or make a choice
- Equal opportunities policy is in place, shared and followed
- Governing body reflects the people and community of school
- Visits to the Mayors parlour so that children have real life understanding and experience of a democracy
- Class votes to make key decisions
- Prefects voted for
- Local MP visits school
The rule of law
- Bespoke value that prepare out children for life in Britain
- Whole school behaviour policy rewards the rule of law and sanctions those that do not
- PCSO's have a strong presence in school
- ESOL classes for parents
- EAL and speech and languages specialists have strong links with classes
- Everybody has opportunity to succeed
- Equal opportunities -protected characteristics-recognised.
- Staff versed in Prevent strategy
- Recycling initiative in action
Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
- PSHE and RE overtly taught and cross curricular links made
- Walsall syllabus followed where Christianity is the main religion studied alongside other major and minor faiths and beliefs.
- Visiting different places of worship
- Staff as role models
- School assemblies celebrate our wide range of diversity and our similarities
- Play leaders and THRIVE ambassadors support peers
- Remembrance day celebrated
- Votes for Schools information used to discuss wider school issues
- Children direct and have freedom in their own learning; making informed choices.
- Encourage a ‘can do attitude’ through praise, encouragement and respect
- Create a safe environment for all
- Charitable events held in school
- Freedom to express own beliefs
- Diverse curriculum which challenges stereotypes
Class values established
School values based on respect
Whole school behaviour policy rewards the rule of law and sanctions those that do not
PCSO’s have a strong presence in school
ESOL classes for parents
Everybody has opportunity to succeed
Play ground values created as a democracy
Equal opportunities -protected characteristics-recognised
A letter to the Mayor 2014
I live in Walsall in the U.K. I am a student from Hillary primary School. I love my country and my school. I also love Asia because it’s where my parents come from. I am an Ahmadi Muslim girl. In Walsall and in my school I can be as free as I want.
Here are no religious races or boundaries of culture. Every religion is treated with respect. Sometimes my mum says that she is proud of my school because the Headteacher or school staff never do anything against our religion or culture, and they respect every religion. Here every religion has equal rights to live, according to their own culture.
I think a human life is the most important thing in the world, so we should respect humanity and need to treat other humans with equal rights and freedom. If every country respects other countries, every religion respects other religions and majority respects minority, then it will be a guarantee of peace in the world.
Amtul (aged 11)
Hillary Primary School