The Radclyffe School promote the fundamental British Values to reflect life in Modern Britain. These values are Democracy, Rule of Law, Individual Liberty, Respect and Tolerance.
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British Values At The Radclyffe School
British values are considered by the present government to be:
- Rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Mutual respect
- Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.
At The Radclyffe School we recognise, not only the importance of helping pupils to develop academically but also spiritually, morally, socially and culturally. Our aim is that they are fully prepared for life in Modern Britain, to take their role as good citizens, able to make the best possible contribution to the Common Good.
Throughout our curriculum areas we teach the importance of British Values. We provide an education which focuses on the formation of the whole person and on our vocation and purpose in life. We place a significant emphasis on the celebration of individuality and difference within our communities and our calling to work for the Common Good, in the service of others.
The examples that follow are an indication of some of the many ways we seek to embed British values at The Radclyffe School and should be seen as an indication of our approach rather than an exhaustive list.
- School leadership
- Involving students in decision making
- Taking part in debates both in Personal Development and in the wider curriculum
- Highlighting the development of democratic ideas in history lessons
- Ensuring all students are listened to by adults
- Inviting speakers to the school
- Supporting our students who is represents Oldham Youth Council
- Provide opportunities for our students to visit UK Parliament Education Centre
- Having a clear behaviour policy that is explained to all
- Organising visits from outside speakers, including the police service to reinforce the message of right and wrong
- A well sequenced Religious Studies curriculum
- Encouraging students to be independent in their learning
- Providing students with opportunities for reflection as they take responsibility to discerning their vocation
- Our Five Respects are the foundation of everything we do
- Having a mission statement that is inclusive
- Constantly promoting respect for others as good manners
- Reinforcing the value of everyone’s opinions in class debates
- Having an effective anti-bullying policy
- Remembrance Activities
- Supporting charitable works
Tolerance of Those With Different Faiths and Beliefs
- Religious Education provides pupils with a deep understanding of their own faith as well as awareness of the faith and traditions of other religious communities as a basis for understanding and respecting them
- Marking Holocaust Memorial Day
- Cultural day as an opportunity to celebrate cultural heritage
- Focusing on rights and responsibilities
- Having a freely accessible faith room at lunch time (1F02)