British Values; Global Schools; Race & Social Justice

By Rahima, 6L

Schools are legally bound to actively promote British values; democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.

We are working with Votes for Schools, and Connecting Classrooms with the British Council. Our partner school is Kiddies Golden Foundation in Nigeria.

As the lead school for Connecting Classrooms, we are guiding three other UK schools and four Nigerian schools on this global journey.
Connecting Classrooms UK & Nigeria Sway

Furthermore, our school has signed up to and are embedding the key aspects within the Race & Social Justice Charter:

At Hunters Hall these fundamental values are woven into our school ethos.


  • We have an elected School Council. This is used as an opportunity to promote and teach about democracy and the electoral process.
  • We encourage children to express their views through “Pupil Voice” surveys and ensure they are listened to in school and see evidence of what they have suggested in place.
  • We organise visits to the local council as well as visits from local councillors.
  • We participate in Junior Citizen Programmes.
  • We teach children how to present their views logically through persuasive writing.
  • Philosophy for Children (P4C) lessons are taught throughout the school
  • Participation in the “Dialogic Teaching Project”
  • Democracy is also promoted through additional PSHE lessons and assemblies.
  • Look at examples in History and encourage the children to draw their own conclusions about how Democracy works e.g. Ancient Greece.

Rule of law

  • We have high expectations about pupil conduct and this is reflected in our behaviour policy.
  • Children are encouraged to understand what we mean by “good “ behaviour from an early age.
  • We have clear rewards and sanctions.
  • Positive behaviour is celebrated across the school in assemblies, Green Time and with parents/carers.
  • The children are taught that they earn their rewards through behaving well.
  • All staff committed to promoting good behaviour and visiting staff are given information about how we want the children to behave and how they are to be treated.
  • We use restorative justice approaches to resolve conflicts.
  • We include visits from the local police and fire service to reinforce the rule of law as part of our curriculum.

Individual Liberty

  • We support pupils to develop their self-awareness, self-confidence and self-esteem.
  • We encourage children to develop their talents and individual skills across the curriculum and value all their achievements.
  • We encourage pupils to take responsibility for their behaviour as well as knowing their rights.
  • All staff follow safeguarding policies in order to provide a safe supportive environment to protect individuals.
  • The children are expected to behave in a safe responsible way in order to protect each other and not to infringe on another child’s personal liberty.
  • We encourage children to express their opinions whilst learning to respect the opinions of others.
  • Children are taught that personal freedom must be exercised safely, with regard to others through regular safeguarding talks regarding safety, cyber-bullying and inappropriate use of electronic games.
  • We challenge stereotypes.
  • We implement a strong anti-bullying culture.

Respect and Tolerance

  • We promote respect for individual differences.
  • We help pupils to acquire an understanding of, and respect for, their own and other cultures and ways of life.
  • We challenge discriminatory or prejudicial behaviour.
  • We encourage and try to develop critical personal thinking skills.
  • We participate in campaigns such as “Show Racism the Red Card” and “Hands are not for Hurting”
  • We discuss differences between people such as faith ethnicity, disability, gender sexuality and differences of family such as looked –after children or young carers.
  • We organise visits to places of worship.
  • We celebrate different festivals.
  • We adopt a multicultural approach to the curriculum and include elements such as stories, food, music, dancing etc.
  • We involve parents in sharing their languages and cultural experience in our curriculum.
Contact Us
Hunters Hall Primary School
Alibon Road
RM10 8DE,
t: 020 8270 4768