British Values

How do we promote British Values at Redmoor Academy?

At Redmoor Academy we are committed to promoting the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

Redmoor is committed to promoting these values and actively seeks to deliver a holistic approach towards the development of young people as local, British, European and World Citizens, through the promotion of these human qualities.

Value

Evident in the following:

Democracy

  • Democracy is very evident in the school and evidence of this is through the excellent relationships between all members of the Redmoor Community.
  • Pupils regularly have the opportunity to have their voices

heard through our Junior Leadership Team (JLT) as well as through the Head Boy and Head Girl change team.

  • Student Voice questionnaires help staff to better evaluate teaching and learning.
  • In addition, pupils take part, and have a voice in, the recruitment process of new staff, and regularly show visitors around .
  • Assemblies, SMSC activities and visits.
  • Opportunities in the curriculum ensure that, through discussion and debate, pupils learn and experience democracy.

Rule of Law

The importance of Laws, whether they are those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout the regular school day. Redmoor rules and expectations are reinforced via our “Code of Behaviour”. In addition, students are taught the value and reasons behind laws: that they govern and protect us, the

responsibilities that this involves and consequences when laws are broken.

  • The School Behaviour Policy – where all stakeholders are aware of the Policy and it is understood and followed.
  • Classroom expectation rewards and sanctions.
  • Assemblies where students have opportunities to reflect on causes and consequences of behaviour.
  • Pupil intervention linked to behaviour.
  • Parent/carers questionnaires that include behaviour, safety etc.
  • Mentoring with outside agenciesand in school.
  • Links with local police.
  • Police visits and drop-ins and thedelivery of assemblies linked to themes e.g. Bonfire Night, Halloween and Community Safety.

Individual Liberty

As a school, we educate and provide boundaries for young students to make choices safely through the provision of a safe environment and empowering education. Students at Redmoor are actively encouraged to make good choices. They are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedom and are advised how to exercise these safely, for example, through our E-Safety and SE/CPSHE and Tutor sessions and assemblies but also to know that with this, there are responsibilities.

Mutual Respect

Part of Redmoor’s school ethos and behaviour policy revolves around the Core Values of ‘Rights’, ‘Responsibilities’ and ‘Respect’. Positive relationships are actively encouraged and modeled – pupil- pupil, adult-pupil. Students are expected to be responsible for their own behaviour and to be polite and treat everyone with respect – (Code of Behaviour). In addition, students are actively encouraged to support and to show

empathy towards others less fortunate than themselves.
SMSC activities include:

  • Anti-bullying week
  • Comic Relief
  • Children In Need
  • Charity Challenge

Tolerance of those of different faiths or beliefs

Redmoor is a school where diversity is promoted and celebrated. This is achieved through enhancing students’ understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity not only through assemblies and learning in ME and CPSHE but through Integrated Learning and theme days as well as through our Active Learning Programme.