Promoting British Values at Archbishop Sentamu Academy

In 2014, the DfE reinforced that schools need: ‘to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation … 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’.

At Archbishop Sentamu Academy, as a Church of England sponsored academy, we take our responsibility to prepare our young people for life in modern Britain very seriously.

We ensure that fundamental British values are introduced, discussed and lived through our own school values of ‘Trust, Love and Community’, and through our mission statement ‘Together, Everyone Achieves More’. These infuse the ethos and work of the academy.

All curriculum areas, in particular RE and PSHE, help to further our young people’s understanding of what it means to live in modern Britain. As an academy, we make every effort to ensure our young people have exposure to a wide variety of experiences beyond their local community, such as in sport, where the values of respect for others are emphasised, and musical events, where the values of working together are encouraged.

How we promote British values

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Y6 Parents Evening

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Y7 Parental Survey

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Parent feedback

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Parent feedback

“The staff are very open and communicative. My son was even given extra tuition by a teacher in her own time after he had been off school ill.”

Parent feedback

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Parent feedback

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Parent feedback

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