British Values Statement 2020
What are the fundamental British Values?
The following underpinning British Values have been identified:
Rule of law
Mutual respect and tolerance
Promoting Fundamental British Values.
We aim to actively promote British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.
Our school’s core Christian values of Trust, Love and Community work in harmony with these fundamental British Values, and through our work on developing both aspects of children’s personal values-set, we encourage pupils to consider them together.
How we promote these values in the taught curriculum
A detailed outline of how we promote fundamental British Values in the taught curriculum at all Key Stages is to be found at this link:
British Values in the ASA Curriculum
How we promote these values beyond the taught curriculum
Challenging pupils, staff or parents who express opinions contrary to British values
Modelling values through what we say and do
Teaching British Values explicitly and implicitly through our Collective Worship programme
Democracy – what do we do?
Providing pupils with a broad general knowledge of, and promote respect for, public institutions and services
Teaching pupils how they can influence decision-making through the democratic process, such as through active participation in the Student Council and Senate, encouraging pupils to become involved in decision-making processes and ensure they are listened to
Helping pupils to express their views in tutor time and through student voice
Modelling how perceived injustice can be peacefully challenged
Encourage student participation in Student Voice focus groups on all aspects of our school life.
Rule of law – what do we do?
Ensuring school values and expectations are clear and fair
Using praise and reward to promote positive consequences, through the Conduct Card and Positive Referral system
Using sanctions to encourage pupils to take ownership of their own behaviour, through the Conduct Card system
Helping pupils to distinguish right from wrong in their behaviour and showing them the way to behave
Helping pupils to respect the rules of the Academy and the basis on which these are made
Helping pupils to understand that living under a system of clearly defined rules protects individuals
Including visits from the police across the year
Individual liberty – what do we do?
Supporting pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
Encouraging pupils to take responsibility for their behaviour, as well as knowing their rights
Modelling freedom of speech through pupil participation, while ensuring protection of vulnerable pupils and promoting critical analysis of evidence
Implementing a strong anti-bullying culture.
Promoting the importance of E-Safety lessons through school
Mutual respect and tolerance – what do we do?
Promoting respect for individual differences
Helping pupils to acquire an understanding of, and respect for, their own and other cultures and
ways of life, particularly through RE curriculum
Challenging prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour
Teaching pupils how to disagree in a respectful way