British Values

Promoting Fundamental British Values at Kincraig

At Kincraig Primary School and Children’s Centre we uphold and teach pupils about British Values. The DfE have recently reinforced the need, “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools 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.”

The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values have been reiterated in the year 2014.


Democracy is embedded within the school. Pupils are always listened to by adults and are taught to listen carefully and with concern to each other, respecting the right of every individual to have their opinions and voices heard. Each year the children decide upon their class charter/rules and the rights associated with these. All the children contribute to the drawing up of the charter. We have a student council which meets every half term to discuss issues raised in class council meetings. The council has its own budget and is genuinely able to effect change within the school. Every child on the student council is voted in by their class. Elections are carried out and children are voted in by members of their class. Children have an annual questionnaire where they are able to put forward their views about the school and discuss.  Elections are also held each year to identify the head boy and head girl. These elections take place within Year 6.

The Rule of Law

The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced at Kincraig. Pupils are taught from an early age the rules of the school and together the children have created their own school promises in which they follow. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind rules and laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police, Fire Service and Magistrates help reinforce this message.

To encourage and promote good behaviour, attitude and work, we have devised a reward system which is consistently followed throughout the school. We are committed to praising children’s efforts and endeavour to praise the children informally, individually, during group work, in front of the whole class and the whole school. Children are rewarded not only for achievement in curriculum areas, but for behaviour and general attitudes. These are known as Super Pupil and Worker of the Week Awards.  Rewards are given in the form of merits, stickers and certificates. Children’s achievements are also recognised during Celebration Assemblies and parents are invited to attend.

Individual Liberty

At Kincraig, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make informed choices, through a safe environment and an empowering education.  Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our eSafety and PSHE/RSE lessons.

Mutual Respect

Mutual respect is at the heart of our values. Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. Through PSHE sessions, assemblies and classroom discussions children have begun to relate what the word ‘Respect’ means and how this is shown. All members of the school community treat each other with respect and this is regularly reinforced. Displays around the school promote respect for others and this is reiterated through our classroom and learning rules, as well as our Behaviour Policy

Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs

Kincraig Primary School is a diverse school. We actively promote diversity through our celebrations of different faiths and cultures. This is achieved through enhancing children’s understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity. Religious Education lessons, PHSE/RSE lessons and assemblies led by the local vicar and Blackpool Schools Youth Workers, reinforce messages of tolerance and respect for others. Members of different faiths or religions and those who speak languages other than English are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school. The children visit places of worship that are important to different faiths, these include the local church, a cathedral, a Baptist church, Mosque, Hindu temple and Synagogue.

Remembrance Day 2021

On 11th November 2021, Kincraig honoured and remembered all of the fallen soldiers who have lost their lives serving in the armed forces.

At 11 o’clock, the school held a minutes silence to remember all those who had lost their lives. Throughout the week, the children took part in a number of activities to commemorate all of the soldiers. For example, children in Year 2 and Year 6 walked up to the Memorial Gardens and laid the amazing wreaths that they had made in school. For homework, every class from Baby Room to Year 6 was set the challenge to create something related to poppies and Remembrance Day for homework and there were some fantastic pieces of work brought into school to share. During the week, Year 2 and Year 6 participated in a Poppies and Poetry Workshop.

‘Lest we forget’

Arts Week 2019

During Arts Week, children across school celebrated the Queen as the longest reigning Monarch. Each class was given a different decade of the Queen’s reign to study and at the end of the week, each class performed a song from each of the decades at our celebratory party. Parents were invited to share the special occasion with the children, alongside members of the local community and even the Mayor of Blackpool. Each class created an art gallery display in the hall to share with their parents.

Children in Need 2019

Children enjoyed raising lots of money to help Children in Need throughout a range of different activities. All children were invited into school in non-uniform and throughout the day, they learnt all about the purpose of the charity ‘Children in Need’ and making Pudsey Bear themed crafts.