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British Values

All schools have a duty to ‘actively 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. These values were first set out by the government in the ‘Prevent’ strategy in 2011.

The Prevent Strategy

The updated Prevent Strategy contains three objectives: to respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and the threat from those who promote it; to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure that they are given appropriate advice and support; and to work with sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation that we need to address. Full details can be found here.

In school we have three members of staff trained as Prevent trainers: Mrs Hannah Trickett, Mrs Anjali Majithia and Miss Katie Saxon. The staff lead regular training and updates in school for all staff.

How we teach The British Values

At Maple Cross the values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance are taught and pupils provided with opportunities to experience and develop the knowledge and understanding of each.


British Value What it looks like at Maple Cross
Democracy Applications and voting systems for school leadership roles through the pupil school job shop.
Whole school decisions and engagements with developments, e.g. lunchtime redevelopment Spring 2020
Play leaders
Themes about democracy in assembly (focus during local and national elections)
Staff questionnaires
Parent questionnaires
Pupil voice
Children selecting their own level of challenge in learning
Applications for roles through pupil job shop
Interviews and presentation for roles
Rule of law Behaviour and learning policy
Tea with Mrs T weekly celebration
Learning agenda – Reflect, Lead, Aspire
Class rules / charters / agreements
Internet safety
Cycling proficiency Level 1 and 2
Links with emergency services including visits to school
Whole school and class rewards



End of year awards
Pupil responsibility and leadership, e.g. EYFS welly walks
Pupil voice
School Parliament
Eco Council
Play leaders
STEPs behaviour approach
Class jobs, e.g. snack and milk monitors in EYFS
Extra curriculum activities
Class assemblies
Musical assemblies – Yr3 drumming and Yr4 & 5 brass
Productions – EYFS Christmas assemblies, KS1 nativity, EYFS end of year assembly, Year 6 leavers play

Mutual respect  

& tolerance

Whole school assemblies
RE curriculum– six global religions, visits to places of worship and visitors from a range of faith communities
Aims and values
Behaviour for learning
Residential trips – Yr5 school sleep over and Yr6 residential
Class assemblies, e.g. Yr6 Remembrance Assembly
Sports Week and Sport’s Day
Anti- bullying Month (January)
Mental Health Awareness Week (February)
Positive relationships with all
Positive role models
Challenging any inappropriate views or comments
MFL cultural learning assemblies and days, e.g. Spanish cooking day
RE curriculum
Fundraising and charity focus (charities selected by School Parliament)
Assemblies e.g. – black history month, inspirational women
PSHE Curriculum – Heart Smart