The Promotion of Fundamental British Values

The Promotion of Fundamental British Values is Embedded in Academy Life:
 
DEMOCRACY
Democracy can be seen as a state of society characterised by equality of rights and privileges. It can also refer to our nation’s electoral systems.
We promote the importance of democracy through:
• The free and fair process for student positions of responsibility (eg. Prefects and peer mentors)
• Students being encouraged to consider alternative pathways in lessons
The role the Student Council play in academy life and decision making
• Student Voice on key school decisions and during Departmental Reviews
 
INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY
Individual liberty suggests the free exercise of rights generally seen as outside Government control.
We promote the importance of individual liberty through such things as:
• The increased liberty afforded to students as they move up through the years
• The profusion of extra-curricular activities and clubs, including work experience in Year 10
• Students encouraged to voice views in a formative manner
• Students offered autonomy over choices regarding academic pathways
• Elements of choice in the College canteen with healthy boundaries
 
RULE OF LAW
All people and institutions are subject to and are accountable to law that is fairly applied and enforced. This is essential for well-being and safety.
We promote the importance of the rule of law through such things as:
• Shared College ‘non-negotiables’ for staff and students
• Marking and feedback and homework policies set clear boundaries that are explained clearly to students
• Accountability is stressed to all stakeholders including staff (teacher’s standards and performance management), students (non-negotiables) and Governors
 
MUTUAL RESPECT
The proper regard for individual’s dignity, which is reciprocated. Students acquire an appreciation of, and respect for, their own and other cultures. Promoted via:
• The shared vision of the academy
• The publishing and enforcement of a smart dress code for all students
• Clear guidance on expectations of good behaviour in and around the academy
• Wellbeing promotes mutual respect through the skills developed in lessons, assemblies and the repetition of related content during ECM days
 
TOLERANCE OF THOSE WITH DIFFERENT FAITHS AND BELIEFS
A fair, objective and permissive attitude to those whose faith and beliefs may differ from one’s own. The expectation that other people having different faiths or beliefs should be accepted and tolerated. Understanding the importance of identifying and tolerating discrimination.
We promote the importance of tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs through:
•Whole school celebrations often have an underlying multi-cultural theme
•Religious studies taught to all students across both key stages
•The school supports and recognises the importance or Eid and the religious observance of the Muslim students
 
Furthermore, all aspects of fundamental British values are explicitly covered across the curriculum, for example:
 
 
Promoting Fundamental British Values
KS3 Curriculum Coverage

 

Value
Yr7
Yr 8
Yr 9
 
Democracy:
Democracy can be seen as a state of society characterised by equality of rights and privileges. It can also refer to our nation’s electoral systems.
 
 
 
 
ENGLISH
Poetry from Other Cultures (Y7) (e.g. ‘Not My Business’ etc)
 
MFL
Thinking Skills lesson in each unit of work in KS3 encourages teamwork/groupwork
Pupils are encouraged to offer their opinion in a fair way.
 
RE
Christian teachings on moral duties and responsibilities.
 
HISTORY
Y7Greek  / Athenian democracy
Y7 Roman government
Y7 Activities surrounding  Battle of Hastings (Mock election campaign)
 
ENGLISH
War Poetry (Y8) (e.g. comparison of pro- and anti-war views, conscription etc)
 
HISTORY
1215 Magna Carta
Parliamentary campaign against slavery
C19th Elections
 
MFL
‘GroupTalk’ activity in Y9 every few weeks – all pupils need to listen to each other’s opinions and then comment and give their own.
 
HISTORY
In depth study of Democracy and dictatorships.