Here at The Meadows, we aim to encompass our Core British values in all that we do.
We recognise the multi-cultural, multi-faith and ever evolving nature of our United Kingdom, and all who play a role within it. We promote individuality, and freedom of choice and speech to all our learners and staff, who play a pivotal role in ensuring no group or individual is subjected to feelings of isolation, intimidation or radicalization by others.
With transparent rules and expectations of all within school, we ensure the safety and comfort of our learners who choose to engage in their democratic learning.
The Government requires all schools to ensure that the core British Values are recognised and taught, being made accessible to all leaners. The key values are defined as;
The Rule of law
Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
Through a wide range of activities, and embedded within our curriculums across school, we uphold these standards to secure such learning outcomes for our pupils. Using a variety of different strategies across the key stages and pathways, all learners are able to access the importance of the values in their most accessible format.
Embedded within our PSHE curriculum, students are exposed to decision making, understanding their local and wider community, health and relationships, as well as recognising their rights and responsibilities as an individual. From how they contribute to society, to supporting others and where to access support themselves, we utilise our PSHE curriculum to its fullest, in order to best highlight where our British values come from, and why they play a pivotal role in British Law.
Though weekly acts of collective worship/assembly, students are able to share and learn about stories, images, events, music and expectations that promote the core British values, faiths and religions.
Our RE study sessions and whole school theme celebrations, allow pupils to recognise the beauty of other religious diversity and practices. We cover the key religions represented within the UK, and give pupils the opportunity to explore the similarities and differences across these cultures and faiths, developing tolerance and respect of their place within ever changing British society.
To promote democratic processes, our allocated student council will advocate on behalf of the student cohort to further develop their education. Fostering the concept and application of freedom of speech and action to address needs and concerns, we place ‘pupil voice’ at the forefront of our feedback and development process.