At All Saints, we not only recognise the importance of providing an academically enriching curriculum, but we also embrace our wider role in preparing our students for life in modern Britain. Pupils at All Saints have the opportunity to explore and deepen their understanding of British Values through the work they complete during tutorial as well as in many other areas of the curriculum. Every form group has produced a colourful and informative scrapbook which evidences their developing comprehension of life in modern Britain.
In addition, the key principles of respect and tolerance are integral aspects of everyday life at All Saints. Teachers work in partnership with pupils, supporting the development of their learning and their personal development.
The five British Values are:
- The rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Mutual respect
- Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
At All Saints the principle of democracy is consistently reinforced. Students have the opportunity to explore and deepen their understanding of democracy through the work they complete during tutorial as well as in other areas of the curriculum such as history lessons. Students were involved in exploring issues related to the leave and remain campaigns during the 2016 EU referendum, where the school held its own ‘mock referendum’ to demonstrate the principle of democracy.
The rule of law
The importance of laws are consistently reinforced daily as well as through work completed in tutorial. Students have produced scrapbooks which consider the values and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken.
Students at All Saints are encouraged to make independent choices and exercise their rights, responsibilities and personal freedoms. They receive guidance on how to do this safely, through work in ICT lessons considering e-safety as well as assemblies throughout the year which consider road safety and blood donation at Post 16 as well as other topics. In tutorial, students have engaged in debates covering a wide range of topics including the right to vote and individual liberties in China.
Respect is an important part of life at All Saints. All members of our school community are taught to treat each other with respect and this is reiterated through teaching and learning. In tutorial sessions, students have explored freedom of speech in detail and have written letters in support of the rights of prisoners of conscience around the world.
Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
As part of our school ethos, we place value on the importance of preparing each person for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life which includes the ability to understand their position in a culturally diverse society. Students have engaged in debates covering a diverse range of topics related to tolerance including individual liberties in China, the refugee crisis and religious tolerance. We also run a number of successful trips abroad through the academic year, where our students gain a wider understanding of other cultures and languages.