British Values

As part of our whole school curriculum, we are dedicated to upholding ‘British Values’, both within lessons and throughout our Thomas Alleyne community during tutor time and extra-curricular activities too.

We are committed to ensuring that students are aware of the British Values of:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs 

We provide this by incorporating social, moral, spiritual and cultural values across our curriculum.  Through our core values as an academy, we appreciate the importance of ensuring that we are able to:

  • Enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence;
  • Enable students to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England;
  • Encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely;
  • Enable students to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England;
  • Further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling students to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures;
  • Encourage respect for other people; and 
  • Encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England.

Here are many of the ways in which we uphold British Values and social, moral, spiritual and cultural issues across our community:

  • By emphasising our core values at all times across the academy
  • By explicitly teaching issues regarding SMSC in all lessons wherever appropriate, particularly through RE, humanities, science and English
  • Our PSHE lessons across all year groups cover a wide range of issues around SMSC, including healthy eating, what we understand by the word ‘family’, rights and responsibilities,
  • By focusing on the importance of respect and kind behaviour in how we all conduct ourselves at our academy
  • Through the themes we cover in assemblies
  • Through all our tutor time activities, including discussion sessions, recycling, WW1 project…etc
  • Through our vertical tutoring system and emphasising a sense of community in all we do
  • By giving students the opportunity to debate and discuss topics in forums such as our student parliament and debate club
  • Through all our work to support charities