The Academy is committed to working closely and in harmony with its community and celebrating the diversity of the UK. We aim to prepare students for life in modern Britain and to ensure that our Academy ethos, curriculum and approaches to teaching and learning reflect and promote British Values.
We recognise that these values are not exclusive to being British and that they have come to be accepted throughout the democratic world as the method of creating an orderly society in which individual members can feel safe, valued and can contribute for the good of themselves and others.
We work alongside our local community and recognise the variety of religious beliefs within it. Students take part in local events and meet different members of the community to appreciate the valuable contributions they make. All subject departments are aware of the importance of transmitting British Values through their curriculum content.
We take opportunities to:
- acknowledge, celebrate and commemorate national events and anniversaries related to key events in Britain’s past
- join in with international sporting events and find out more about the countries that host them
- invite members of the local community to charity fundraising events here at the Academy
Two core values central to our work with young people at the Academy are “Pride and Respect”, and these values are embedded in the day to day activities of the Academy, and link closely to the five identified British Values. The Academy is also developing the Growth Mindset concept in staff, students and parents, and works to ensure that the principles of Growth Mindset (Expect Excellence, Effort, Feedback, Resilience, Challenge and Inspiration) are incorporated not only into the daily curriculum activities of our young people, but also when educating them with regard the core values of the Academy (including British Values).
We understand the role that our Academy has in helping prevent radicalisation and supporting our students in developing a world view, recognising Britain’s place within it. The five British values are
- the rule of law
- individual liberty
- mutual respect
- tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs