Through our ethos and school values, which reflect the beliefs fundamental to the gospels of Christ and underpin all elements of school life. The day-to-day living of these values ensures that our pupils leave school fully prepared for life in modern Britain.
Through our school policies and procedures. For example, our pupil learning and teaching, learning and assessment policies build character traits (resilience, teamwork, reflection and independence and as a result determination, self-esteem and confidence). Our behaviour policy and procedures and ICT acceptable use policy develop understanding of the rule of law.
Through RE lessons (which are compulsory for all pupils). Pupils are taught to consider different points of view both verbally and in written work. Mutual respect and tolerance for other faiths and beliefs is explicitly developed through the study of different religions, developing understand of individual liberty and providing all pupils with a safe space for debate.
Through whole school events and our PSHEE curriculum. For example, participation in Holocaust memorial week and links with the Holocaust Trust develop understanding of all British values. Personal, Social and Health Education enables our pupils to recognise and manage risk, make safer choices and recognise when pressure from others threatens their personal safety and wellbeing. For example, the Y7- Bullying/abuse days cover child abuse, bullying, cyberbullying, racism and homophobia and develop pupils’ understanding of the rule of law, individual liberty and the links of the latter to mutual respect and tolerance.
Through classwork across all subject areas.
Through our wide range of extra-curricular opportunities. For example, pupils lead the Buddies anti-bullying group and mentoring system within school, reducing prejudice and discrimination; youth parliament opportunities develop understanding of democracy; the Battlefields trip provides pupils with the opportunity to develop understanding of all British values; pupil and staff voice questionnaires / group interviews and pupil council meetings develop understanding of democracy and individual liberty.
Through our pastoral system and careers guidance. For example, careers advice and guidance on option (qualification) choices in years 8-13 promote individual liberty and responsibility for the individual choices made. Links with community police officers develop pupils’ understanding of how their behaviour is interpreted in terms of the law.
Through assemblies, for which there is a weekly theme. For example, ‘united we stand’ and ‘fasting in world religions’ develop understanding of mutual respect and tolerance for different faiths and beliefs; ‘celebrate difference’ develops understanding of individual liberty; ‘remembrance’ develops understanding of democracy; and ‘human rights’ develops understanding of the rule of law.
“I have come so that they may life and have it to the full.” John 10:10