We are dedicated to promoting values which ensure our students develop a strong sense of social and moral responsibility. These values underpin the work we do and are promoted at various times throughout the academic year, extending beyond the classroom through a wide range of visits and experiences.
As part of our vision to equip and motivate students to contribute fully to life within their own communities and beyond we understand that character education is every bit as crucial to our students’ development as academic success. Our Co-op ‘Ways of Being’ and co-operative values actively promote and complement the five fundamental British values identified by the Department for Education:
- The rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Mutual respect
- Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
Students are prepared for life in modern Britain by developing an understanding of these fundamental British values.
As Academy Leaders and Governors, we are responsible for providing a curriculum which:
- Is broad and balanced, complies with statutory requirements and provides a wide range of subjects which prepare students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life in modern Britain.
- Actively promotes the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance.
- Promotes tolerance of and respect for people of all faiths, no faith and of different cultures through effective spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of students.
- Is supported by a well-rounded programme of assemblies which offer clear opportunities for students to reflect on what they perceive to be right and wrong
Students are taught the importance of being kind, compassionate and respectful to everyone, irrespective of their faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class or any other perceived differences. Through our student leadership programme, community service projects, and interfaith alliances, our students are able to engage with inspirational people from diverse backgrounds, beliefs and cultures.
It is essential our staff lead by example and exemplify and model British values. These values are built into our staff induction processes.
The examples provided below, whilst by no means exhaustive, serve to demonstrate how British values permeate our curriculum, and also how they underpin our commitment to providing regular opportunities for students to impact positively on life within their local community and beyond.