In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.
The Key Values are:
At St Giles Academy we promote British Values through our curriculum and our enrichment activities.
We develop Mutual Respect by learning about different people and cultures, working together and getting on with each other.
We promote Individual Liberty in many ways. The texts that we study in English, such as Rosie Revere Engineer, A computer called Katherine and Little Red challenge stereotypes and promote gender equality in career choices. We promote diversity when we learn about significant people in Science and History such as Grace Darling.
We develop Tolerance by celebrating the different faiths in our community, both locally and nationally. We regularly welcome assemblies from local church leaders from EDEN, The Joy Foundation and the local church as well as taking part in multicultural activities such as the Diwali dance workshops.
We learn about the Rule of Law by taking part in the Mini Police project, learning about road safety and also developing our own class charters.
We learn about Democracy by voting for our school council members, choosing our own rewards and finding our about parliament and the parliamentary system.