The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values were reiterated in 2014 with the Department For Education reinforcing the need 'to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.'
Although working within the organisation of an Academy Trust, Warwick Academy is, and always will be, a ‘community’ school. We aim to work closely with our parents, other schools and organisations, building partnerships, which benefit, not only our children, but others in the wider community, both on a local, national and global level.
At Warwick Academy, we ensure the core British values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:
- Taught through RE lessons linked to topics
- Children are encouraged to learn about different faiths
- PHSE scheme reinforces respect for each other
- Children regulary visit the local church
- Visits to places of worship e.g temple, Guardwara
- Through the school value of 'respect'
- Yearly School Council elections voted for by pupils
- Children are actively involved in the running of the school via school leaders, school forum suggestions
- Pupil voice shaping changes for the future
Rule of Law
- Local police carry out assemblies e.g staying safe, their roles and duties
- RE covers different rules/principles within different faiths and religions.
Respect for self and others
- Theme days such as Remembrance, Comic Relief and learning to respect others
- Children are encouraged to listen during circle time and respect children’s differing opinions
- School values which are reinforced regularly through lessons.