British Values

Where are they in our school?

Schools have a duty to teach British values including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those of other faiths and beliefs. Teachers are required, in the Conduct section of their Standards, to uphold public trust in the profession by not undermining fundamental British values (as above). Maplewell expects all staff to model and teach these values. If you believe that anyone at the school is undermining these values, you must report this to the Headteacher.
Maplewell recognises and celebrates the multi-ethnic and multi-faith nature of our country. This is particularly important as the vast majority of our students are male, White British and have limited opportunities at school to experience peers from a range of cultures and backgrounds. Our Equalities policy makes clear our intention to provide the best education we can for all of our students regardless of race, faith, gender, age and sexual orientation. Our assemblies focus on positive values such as honesty, caring and respect.

To see the Whole School SMSC Diary for each term, please click as follows:


Cultural and British Values at Maplewell Hall School


  • School Council, Anti-bullying groups and shortly, a Sports Council
  • Delegates elected – one student, one vote- and adheres to democratic processes; recommendations are voted on

The rule of law

  • PSHE/PSD including developing an understanding of British and European law
  • We model and teach the necessity for rules
  • Clear system of rewards and consequences
  • Restorative approaches

Mutual respect

  • PHSE and assemblies use the SEAL and citizenship frameworks
  • strongly values based
  • fairness through education about rules and penalties in PE
  • fair in our school doesn’t mean we all get the same, it means we get what we need

To download the British Values at MHS please click HERE.