British Values

 

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'Small Schools; Wide Horizons'

 
Since 2014, the Department for Education (DfE) has required schools to promote British Values and to ensure they are taught in schools.
 
The Spires Federation is committed to serving its community and recognises the multi-cultural, multi-faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom. It also understands the vital role it has in ensuring that groups or individuals within the school are not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them. It follows equal opportunities guidance which guarantees that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar.
 
The Spires Federation is dedicated to preparing students for their adult life beyond the formal, examined curriculum and ensuring that it promotes and reinforces British Values to all its students, which are:
 
  • democracy.
  • the rule of law.
  • individual liberty.
  • mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith

British Values are at the heart of curriculum delivery, and are a feature of our school aims to promote the whole child. They are prominently displayed and weekly assemblies reflect their importance to each and every member of the school, pupils understand how these fundamentally link to the schools own values. Our work, through all areas of the curriculum, held to develop pupils awareness of local, national and global undestanding of how important British Values are. This level of understanding and through our Geography centred Curricum model and rationale, has had a profound effect on the children at the Spires Federation as it has prompted a whole school awareness of peoples lives across the globe, from different back grounds, faiths and cultures.

Examples of how these values are modelled and delivered by the schools in the Spires Federation include:
• PSHE programme
• Religious Education curriculum
• Discussion within curriculum subjects
• Extra-curricular clubs
• Assemblies/Collective Worship
• Charity work
• Sporting events
• Participation in competitions
• Educational visits
• School Council

Our school council ensure that every pupil's voice is heard, emphasising democracy and the mutual respect for all within school and the wider community. This forms an important part of ensuring that we educated and instill British Values in our school.