British Values

Schools have a duty to 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.

At Hill View, we promote these values in the following ways:

DEMOCRACY

  • We vote for our School Council representatives
  • We help decide which charities or good causes we raise money for
  • We value everyone’s opinion through collaboration and raising the profile of Pupil Voice

THE RULE OF LAW

  • We write and agree our ‘Class Charter’ at the beginning of the year
  • We understand the importance of having rewards and sanctions and we follow school rules
  • We understand the consequences of breaking rules.
  • We understand that rules protect us and influence our behaviour.

INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY

  • We have the freedom to make independent choices
  • We know that we all have rights but we must act upon them responsibly
  • Our school ASCENT Values encourage us to become responsible pupils, showing commitment to our school community
  • We are an anti-bullying school
  • We understand our personal rights and are encouraged to express them respectfully
  • We have the freedom to make choices about joining extra-curricular clubs
  • We have the freedom to make choices about the level of challenge in some lessons

MUTUAL RESPECT AND TOLERANCE FOR THOSE WITH OTHER FAITHS AND BELIEFS

  • We learn about and accept that other people have different faiths and beliefs to ourselves
  • We nurture and show respect for one another as part of our school community
  • We collaborate and support one another
  • We make all visitors feel very welcome in our school
  • We celebrate diversity through our understanding of different faiths, cultures and beliefs
  • We understand how prejudice can lead to hate and how important it is to overcome prejudices
  • We welcome members of different faith groups into our school and encourage them to share their knowledge with us

At Hill View Primary School, our School Council are a highly motivated and respected group of children who represent the voice and opinions of all the children within our school.

Council members are elected through a democratic process by their peers and serve for an academic year.

Mission Statement

Our aim is to enable all members of our school to voice their ideas and opinions in order to make a difference for our school community. We aim to do this by:

  • Working together to improve our school and making it the best it can be
  • Listening to one another’s views and opinions
  • Ensuring that everyone has a voice and that their opinions are valued
  • Representing the views of other pupils
  • Promoting democracy
  • Encouraging governors, parents and the wider community to participate in the life of our school
  • Showing mutual respect, trust and tolerance for one another

School Council Agendas

  October 2016