Langley Mill Academy Values for Life in Modern Britain.
We actively promote Values for Life in Modern Britain 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 Britain are subject to its law.
The Key British Values are:
- Rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Mutual respect
- Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
How this is done at Langley Mill Academy
Actively promoting British values through
Challenging pupils, staff or parents who express opinions contrary to British values.
Modelling values through what we say and do.
Teaching British Values explicitly and implicitly through our curriculum and collective worship.
Democracy – what do we do?
Provide pupils with a broad general knowledge of, and promote respect for, public institutions and services.
Teach pupils how they can influence decision-making through the democratic process.
Include in the curriculum information on the advantages and disadvantages of democracy and how it works in Britain.
Teach pupils the history of democracy throughout the curriculum.
Encourage pupils to become involved in decision-making processes and ensure they are listened to in school, such as through the Task Force.
Help pupils to express their views.
Model how perceived injustice can be peacefully challenged.
Rule of law – what do we do?
Ensure school values and expectations are clear and fair.
Behaviour expectations, linked to our school's core values of Live Laugh Learn.
Use of praise and reward to promote positive consequences.
Use of sanctions to encourage pupils to take ownership of their own behaviour.
Help pupils to distinguish right from wrong.
Help pupils to respect the law and the basis on which it is made.
Help pupils to understand that living under the rule of law protects individuals.
Include visits from the police across the year.
Teach pupils aspects of both civil and criminal law and discuss how this might differ from some religious laws.
Individual liberty – what do we do?
Support pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
Strong focus on pupils developing own self-discipline by replacing rules with values - supporting children to adopt them independently.
Encourage pupils to take responsibility for their behaviour, as well as knowing their rights.
Model freedom of speech through pupil participation, while ensuring protection of vulnerable pupils and promoting critical analysis of evidence.
Implement a strong anti-bullying culture – Several Times on Purpose.
Implement a strong Safeguarding curriculum.
Respect and tolerance – what do we do?
Promote respect for individual differences.
Help pupils to acquire an understanding of, and respect for, their own and other cultures and ways of life, particularly through the RE curriculum
Challenge prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour.
Develop links with faith and other communities through RE and working alongside children and their families.
Learning to disagree in a respectful way.
Develop critical personal thinking skills.