British Values

Promoting Fundamental British Values

At Temple Moor High School we promote ‘British Values’ through our spiritual, moral, social and cultural education which permeates through the schools’ curriculum and supports the development of the ‘whole child’. We recognise that such development is most successful when those values and attitudes are promoted by all the staff and provide a model of behaviour for our pupils. These values are promoted not only through the curriculum but also through student experiences, displays, assemblies, the behaviour system, extra-curricular clubs and off timetable events

Democracy

We promote the importance of Democracy through such things as:

  • School council
  • Through our Citizenship and PSHE curriculum, as well as through the wider curriculum
  • Mock Elections, such as our recent EU referendum election.
  • Student Voice on key areas of school life, including lessons themselves.
  • Students are encouraged to voice their thoughts across all curriculum areas by responding to teacher feedback in books, careful questioning by staff, the work they produce and classroom dialogue

Individual Liberty

Individual liberty is promoted through such things as:

  •  Being introduced to a range of beliefs and issues so that they are able to make more informed choices for themselves and ask critical questions in a safe environment
  • Our broad and varied curriculum equips students with the knowledge and skills to broaden the choices they make about future employment and education
  • Students are able to make choices about the courses they will study at Key Stage 4

Rule of Law

The importance of the Rule of Law is promoted through:

  • The Behaviour for Learning Policy
  • The rules (Teacher’s Standards), students (Student Code of Conduct), and Governors.
  • We liaise closely with outside agencies including the Police
  • The Acceptable Use Policy is used to promote correct use of the internet
  • Students are explicitly taught the legal framework on a number of contemporary and social issues in specifically identified lessons within the curriculum
  • Safeguarding policy

Mutual Respect

In school we promote the importance of mutual respect through such things as:

  • Behaviour policy and Code of Conduct that apply to everyone in every area of school life
  • School Equality Duty and Equal Opportunities policies
  • Curriculum areas such as Ethics, Citizenship, PSHE and Arts help students to learn about a wide range of people, cultures and beliefs
  • Assemblies to mark national occasions including Remembrance Day

Tolerance of Those with Different Faiths and Beliefs

We promote the importance of different faiths and beliefs through:

  • The Temple Moor community has a variety of cultures, faiths and beliefs. We celebrate this rich diversity, not just tolerate it.
  • Our school ethos
  • The curriculum helps students to learn about a wide range of people, cultures and beliefs and so develops students ability to make informed decisions, form and be confident in their own identity and understand and respect that of others
  • Assemblies celebrate and draw inspiration from festivals and teachings from a range of different faiths and cultures