Governors, school leaders, staff, students and parents are all expected to give due regard to sustaining and promoting these attributes and attitudes.
Evidence of our work in this area can be found in our Christian ethos, PSHCE provision, the teaching of RE, the school’s behaviour policy, and our approach to student participation and leadership through Enterprise, Co-Curricular activities, involvement in charity work etc. It can be seen on a weekly basis through our values of the week and through House and Chaplain assemblies.
The values that we embody, promote and cultivate are seen as ‘universal’ rather than distinctly ‘British’.
The school promotes:
- ‘democratic values’ and the relative merits of different forms of social organisation
- an understanding of the ‘rule of law’ including the uses and abuses of power
- a concept of personal and societal ‘liberty’
- a deep recognition of the vitality and challenges of a multi-faith, multi-ethnic, multi-cultural society
In doing so, the school recognises that these values are fundamental, although we acknowledge they have also developed, and will mature further, over time.
Our approach acknowledges, additionally, that these values – whilst often advocated within British public life and evident in many aspects of British political and social history – are not uniquely British.