At Redcar Academy we maximise every opportunity to promote British Values in everything we do for all of our students, regardless of their background. Our focus on social, moral, spiritual and cultural issues in lessons is key to the success of ensuring that across the curriculum. Britishness is encouraged and our students develop in the country they live in.
Student Voice ensures that our students exercise their democratic rights and feel part of big decisions within the Academy. All Vertical Mentor Groups have a president that is voted for and elected as a key link to the student voice ambassadors. By ensuring that behaviour expectations are clear with the consequences system, we aim to ensure that all students respect and uphold the rules and can see the difference between right and wrong.
Redcar Academy actively promotes the tolerance of different faiths and beliefs whilst challenging those who express opinions that conflict with British Values.
Radicalisation and Extremism
The Academy believes and actively supports the view that all students should be protected from radicalisation and extremism. Our approach to this is in line with the Government’s CONTEST (the counter terrorist strategy) and PREVENT (stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism) strategies.
Radicalisation is the process by which people come to support terrorism and extremism, and in some, cases participate in terrorist groups. Extremism is the vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values.
Our 100% commitment to safeguarding student welfare means we are vigilant to monitoring vulnerability to radicalisation including:
- Family tensions
- Sense of isolation
- Distance from cultural heritage
- Experience of racism or discrimination
- Feeling of failure
Ofsted will look for evidence of: (from Inspection Handbook Sept 2014)
‘Acceptance and engagement with the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs; the pupils develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain’.
VMG British Values 2016-17
|British Values||How demonstrated||evidence||SMSC|
|Democracy||· Promoting the importance of listening to all views.
· Debating arguments for and against
· Getting involved and interacting with others
· Being able to express views in a peaceful manner
· Vote and respect the result of the majority
|· Classroom discussions and collaborative learning
· Social times and VMG
· Peer feedback and assessment
· Communicating views in lessons
· Electing a Student Voice president: an opportunity to become immersed and indeed improve the culture within the academy.
|Rule Of Law||
|Respect and Tolerance||