British Values

We want all children to be prepared for life in modern Britain though the promotion of British Values which are:


Democracy is embedded at the school. Children 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. Children also have the opportunity to air their opinions and ideas through our School Council and regular questionnaires. The elections of the School Council members and House Captains are based solely on pupil votes, reflecting our British electoral system and demonstrating democracy in action.

Rule of Law

The importance of laws whether they are those that govern the class, the academy or the country, are consistently reinforced. Our school follows the rule ‘Be kind’ and this is embedded into our teaching and support for pupils. Our children are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken.

Individual Liberty

Within the academy, children are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As an academy, we educate and provide boundaries for our children to make choices safely, through the provision of a safe environment and an empowering education. Our children are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely; examples of this can be clearly seen in our online safety and PSHE lessons. Whether it is through choice of challenge; of how they record; of participation in our numerous extra- curricular activities; our children are given the freedom to make choices. They understand that with rights comes responsibility.

Tolerance of Difference and Respect for Others

Our core value of tolerance of and respect for those who have different faiths and beliefs, different genders, different sexual orientations, different abilities, different families and different economic circumstances underpins our work. Hasting Hill Academy enhances children's understanding of different faiths and beliefs through Religious Education studies and different social circumstances through PSHE work. Visits out of the academy and visitors to the academy provide a richness of experience for our children. Through this our children gain an enhanced understanding of their place in a socially and culturally diverse society.


Equality and Diversity

At Hasting Hill Academy we are passionate about creating an inclusive environment and explore equality and diversity with the children from the minute they join us. 

We want to help shape and mould children to become confident, accepting members of the school and society - children who want to ask questions and who are keen to learn about people who may be different from themselves whether that be down to faith, culture, gender, race, sexual orientation or different backgrounds. We have carefully considered how we promote equality and diversity throughout our curriculum through mapping this into our curriculum intent. We ensure that teaching around each specific protected characteristic takes place within our PSHE curriculum which can be seen in the link below.

Our daily assembly programme focuses on equality and diversity and each week we share a book with the children which focuses on a particular theme or issue for them to explore in more detail. For more details see the assembly overviews below: