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British Values

At Killingholme Primary School, we take our responsibility for preparing children for life in modern Britain very seriously.  We ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and understood through our curriculum, particularly in RE, PSHE, SEAL and SMSC.  These subjects/lessons and the work of our school provide excellent opportunities for our pupils to deepen and develop greater understanding.  Our pupils readily embrace these concepts and show a good understanding of how these are applied in their own lives.

Our school strives to provide opportunities which ensure our pupils have exposure to wider experiences which extend beyond our local community during which these concepts are shown.  For example, through residential visits to outdoor centres and through visiting speakers from different faiths and groups and through sporting events.  As a result, our pupils have developed strong rooted values which provides them with an excellent foundation for embracing difference.

British Value




Mutual respect and the tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

Respect is a primary school value, around which hinges the majority of the work of the school.  Specific attention is paid to this as part of our RE, PSHE and SEAL curriculum.

Collective Worship

RE curriculum

RE/PSHE planning (including SEAL)

Cultural theme days

Pupils can explain why respect is important; how they show respect to others and how they feel about it for themselves. 

The good behaviour of the pupils shows their excellent understanding of this value in action.

Pupils are able to talk about different faiths and cultures that they learn about, ask questions and show tolerance and respect for others of different faiths and religions.


Pupils at Killingholme Primary School witness democracy in a whole variety of ways and see this as an essential part of a successful society.

Democracy is a school value that pupils experience when discussing respect and fairness and as part of the school council election process.

School Council minutes and records

Collective Worship

RE/PSHE planning (including SEAL)

Interview participation

Pupils understand about turn taking and respecting the views of others.  Older pupils are able to articulate their views.

Pupils are able to work co-operatively in pairs and groups as well as in whole class situations. 

Rule of law

Pupils understand the need for the rule of law in society. They are used to debating and discussing laws/rules and their application. They are familiar with the local police who take part in assemblies, demonstration days and Lifestyle projects.  Through our RE lessons and assemblies pupils are familiar with the idea that different religions have guiding principles.

Class rules

School Behaviour Policy

PSHE lessons on the role of law and parliament

School Council minutes and records

Collective Worship

Anti Bullying Ambassadors

Cyber Mentors

Playground Buddies


Head Boy and Head Girl


Pupils demonstrate that they understand and are able to abide by the school behaviour policy.  They are able to explain how and why they need to behave in school. 

Pupils are able to discuss and debate topical issues.

Respect for self and others

PSHE lessons include discussions about self worth, self respect so that pupils see that they are important in their own right.  Pupils are encouraged to develop independence in their learning and to thinks for themselves.  Respect is a school value that is hugely discussed and involves respect for self, family, friends, groups, the world, people and the environment.

Pupils are taught to respect those soldiers who gave their lives through our annual community Remembrance Service at the local chapel.

PSHE planning (including SEAL)

PASS survey

Collective Worship

Restorative Practice

Pupils take on responsible roles both in and out of school and can explain why we respect those who sacrificed their lives for us in the war.  They understand about the importance of accepting responsibility and of their right to be heard in school (pupil voice).  They are consulted about many aspects of school life and demonstrate independence of thought and action. 

Individual liberty

Pupils are taught about freedom and its value via Collective Worship and PSHE lessons

PSHE planning (including SEAL)

Collective Worship

Golden Time

Pupils understand the importance and right of individual freedom and choice.  They are able to explain about freedom, giving examples and exhibit their own choices.

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