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Skills for Life and British Values

Skills for life are demonstrated throughout the Academy both within the classrooms and around the Academy. We use the acronym ‘EMPLOY ME’ which helps our students understand and be able to refer to the specific skills we want our pupils to be equipped with. Within our skills for life strategy is the promotion of what is termed British Values; which are values as individuals that we should all be following and living by. These are categorised in four main areas:

  • Democracy
    • School council
    • Head Boy/Prefects
    • Assemblies
    • Debating club
    • House system
    • Feedback and surveys
    • Voting
  • The rule of law
    • Behaviour policy
    • Accountability
    • Consequences of actions
    • Rights and responsibilities
    • Crime and punishment (History)
  • Individual liberty
    • Opportunities to make choices
    • In class discussion and opinions
    • Combatting discrimination
    • School council representatives and debates
    • Curriculum opportunities
  • Mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs
    • Manners and politeness
    • Team work and respect within sporting activities
    • Care for school environment
    • Acceptance of life style choices
    • Respect towards all people
    • Community respect