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British Values

Hele’s School teaches British Values through the curriculum and supplements this through assemblies and a tutoring programme.


Students are taught to…

Evidence in the curriculum


Respect our democracy and show support for participation in the democratic processes



Develop an understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process.


Influence the workings of the School through contributions and participation in the school council and by talking with the Junior Leadership Team

  • Curriculum visits from Gary Streeter / Luke Pollard MP
  • Science; All KS3 — SMSC investigations; Research; Animal testing — right and wrong/ethical issues.
  • Y7, 8 participation in Youth Parliament — a future MP in the making.
  • History: British Values – the development of British democracy is covered in great depth in the KS5 curriculum.  This is particularly relevant as these students will vote for the first time this year.
  • Tutorial — charity and voting/democracy.
  • Election of tutor student voice reps and Y12/13 Election of Junior Leadership Team.
  • Tutor time discussions about elections.
  • Student voice
  • Y 10 Work Experience — provide boundaries for them to choose their own in a safe environment.
  • Y10/11 Science — debating ethical issues.

Individual Liberty

Be free to think as they see fit and understand that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected by law. Recognise that the freedom to make choices comes with accountability


  • Y11 RS GCSE Unit on Community Cohesion and Rights and Responsibilities.
  • GCSE/A Level Business – the importance of the Equality Act 2010
  • Science Y8 & 9: Animal research – opinions and beliefs.
  • KS4 PD the impact of risk-taking behaviour; risks and consequences
  • History: The development of modern Britain is investigated in the KS3 curriculum. This includes the Industrial Revolution; the impact of the two world wars and notions of progress.


Rule of Law


Understand that society laws must be respected and that school rules are used to mirror these


Recognise that there will be consequences for unlawful actions


Distinguish right from wrong and respect the civil and criminal law of England.


Develop an appreciation that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for their wellbeing and safety.

  • Being safe on and off-line PD Y7, Y8
  • PD Y8, exploring issues of extremism
  • PD Y9 knife crime, County Lines
  • PD Y10 gambling
  • PD KS4 substance abuse
  • School behaviour policy
  • GCSE / A-Level Business the importance of Business ethics (y11-13)
  • GCSE / A Level PE — Performance enhancing drugs in sport.
  • Pastoral programme around behavioural change; 1:1 sessions.
  • GCSE/A Level Business — the need for Equality Act 2010.
  • GCSE RS – crime and punishment unit.
  • Y12/13 PD – Politics – Why Vote? and democracy; International Aid.


Accepts responsibility for their behaviour and their learning.


Show initiative and understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely.



  • Self-regulated learners Y7 PD and through Hele’s Model for Learning
  • All charity events and sustainable gifts project
  • GCSE/A Level Business – Business Ethics (Y11 /12/13)
  • Yr10 Work Experience & Y9 careers Workshops
  • AS/A2 Drama – Devising projects to make a statement/difference
  • Tutor Time activities and charity fundraisers such as MacMillan Coffee morning
  • Responsibility & reinforcement of conduct points during tutor time and assemblies, engaging in behaviour well.
  • School behaviour policy.



Promote tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling students to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures.


Recognise that it is unacceptable to dismiss the beliefs and opinions of other people


Discuss sensitive issues in a controlled and structured environment


Develop an acceptance that other people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour.

  • A level Sociology – values and culture underpinning the education system. Social policy and education linked to political parties.
  • Yr10 Geography – multiculturalism
  • Yr10 Food – cultural foods/British foods.
  • History: British Values –the importance of tolerance of race, religion and the consequences of prejudice, hatred and intolerance, such as the Holocaust and slavery.
  • MFL cultural awareness such as festivals; Easter; Christmas – compare our traditions and celebrations with French/German/Spanish celebrations.
  • A level Psychology – values associated with parenting styles. Cultural differences in attachment.
  • A level Sociology – visits by local MPs. Left and right realism linked to crime and social policy.
  • MFL – Euroscala Competition - representing and understanding British values in Europe (y12)
  • RS – Y8 Is Life Fair unit
  • RS – Y7 Living in a multi-faith society SOL
  • Hospitality: menu planning – respecting different beliefs e.g. vegetarianism and religions.
  • GCSE/A Level Business – Equality Act 2010 Employment Rights Y11-13




Recognise that everyone is entitled to their opinion as long as it does not incite hatred or promote extremism


have a voice in the classroom and wider school


develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence.



share an understanding of the importance of identifying and combatting discrimination.


be respectful to other people.

  • RS – Y7 Islam in the media/Islamophobia
  • Sociology – beliefs in society fundamentalism (Y13)
  • Y8 PD exploring stereotypes and extremism
  • KS4 PD racism, activism and the Black Lives Matter movement
  • TA 1:1 Work – particularly low self-esteem due to SEN.
  • PE Y8 Growth mindset – ‘I can’t…yet!’
  • Y10 Work Experience and Careers Workshops.
  • Geography – Y8/10/11/12/13 Fieldwork.
  • Hospitality pre and post 16: Events – teamwork, serving customers.
  • Roles as Library Monitors for Y9 students – helping run the library.
  • Y10 Bus St – equal opportunities; key legislation.
  • Y12 & 13 T&T – UK key attractions; Equality Act
  • Y11 CV writing and mock interviews.
  • GCSE Drama – Y10/11 ‘Outsiders’ exam project.
  • PE GCSE/A Level – Barriers to participation i.e. gender/race/disability.
  • Food Technology – considerations of not discriminating against anyone in terms of religion, allergies, dietary needs, vegetarianism etc
  • Assemblies re SEN and disabilities.
  • GCSE/ A-Level Business Equality Act 2010 and its need (Y11/12)
  • RS Y8 is Life Fair? Unit
  • English: Themes in literature – To Kill a Mockingbird.
  • Y8 PD– Breaking stereotypes.
  • Year 10/12 GCSE Drama – ‘Outsiders’ project.
  • MFL – Intercultural understanding ALWAYS.
  • Class rules – politeness and respect each other.
  • RS Y7 – living in a multi-faith society.
  • Students as partners in Learning and Cooperative Learning structures as part of Hele’s Model of Learning
  • GCSE / A-Level Business – Business Ethics and why they are important.
  • Y10 geography – multiculturalism.
  • PE  Y10 Encouraging sportsmanship.