British Values

British Values Statement


As directed under the Ofsted guidance published in September 2014, at Hazel Wood Infant School  we actively promote British Values as part of our spiritual, moral, social and cultural curriculum (SMSC).  British values are defined by the government as the following:


  • Democracy

  • The rule of law

  • Individual liberty

  • Mutual respect

  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and belief

Actively promoting also means challenging pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values, including ‘extremist’ views.  All staff and governors are trained about their responsibilities, as outlined in the Prevent Duty.  At our schools our core values are based on rights and respect.  In our school, pupil voice plays an integral part in shaping the future of our schools and children’s views and ideas are sought on a daily basis as part of our curriculum.  The following are a selection of activities that are evidence of our commitment to British value


  • We have a school council at each school and “Eco Warriors”

  • A broad and balanced curriculum that teaches elements of democracy, civic responsibility, rules and laws, the monarchy, equality, values and virtues, environmental awareness and understanding of other faiths and an age appropriate level

  • A developing website which reflects diversity

  • A Positive behaviour policy which encourages tolerance and mutual respect founded on the values of rights and respect.

  • Opportunities for children to vote democratically, for example, children vote for rewards when they fill their marble jar for good behaviour

  • An SMSC Policy which sets out what we hope to achieve