British Values

Our aim is to ensure that the education which it is planned to offer to pupils is in all aspects not in conflict with, or inconsistent with, any of the 5 British Values as set out below.

The five British Values are:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.

Democracy

Processes of democracy are taught through action; all classes follow class rules, during group lessons pupils make choices about activities and the most popular is carried out, encouraging responsibility and respect.

Rule of Law

High expectations govern the classes, learning environments and wider school community and these expectations are consistently adhered to. The school has clear behaviour plans and expectations of conduct for pupils.  Pupils learn to improve their behaviour and conduct through bespoke programmes.   Clear consequences are in place when rules are broken. The secondary and Sixth Form curricula, where appropriate, include some experience of the Law. All pupils leave having undertaken the ASDAN Citizenship programme.

Individual Liberty

Pupils make individual choices within a safe, secure, supportive environment. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and how to do so safely through continued reinforcement of, for example, e-safety and circle time. Certain aspects of the School curricula relate to rights and responsibilities and making healthy choices. Great emphasis is placed upon the pupils’ ability to communicate their needs, desires and choices using a system best suited to their individual needs.

Mutual Respect

 Reinforced by the positive role models and interaction of staff at all levels and visiting members of the community, School’s termly topics and themes allow the opportunity to emphasise core values. Pupils frequently undertake fundraising for local, national and international charities, both through school-focussed charity events.

Tolerance of different Faiths and Beliefs

Regular visits, themed activities and sometimes visitors including parents support the children’s learning about faiths and beliefs. Our PSHE/SMSC/RE work celebrates elements of celebrations and festivals across all faiths represented within our School.

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British Values and SMSC presentation 18-19

British Values and SMSC presentation 17-18