British Values and Rights Respecting School

From September 2014, The Department for Education introduced a statutory duty for schools to promote British Values more actively, and to ensure they are taught in schools.

At Tregolls School – An Academy we take very seriously our responsibility to prepare children for life in modern Britain. We value the ethnic backgrounds of all pupils and families and undertake a variety of events and lessons to celebrate and explore these alongside other cultures in our country.

We ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and lived out through the ethos and work of the school. All curriculum areas provide a vehicle for furthering understanding of these concepts. Our cross curricular approach provides excellent opportunities to deepen and develop understanding developing the spiritual, moral, social and cultural education of our children.

The school makes considerable efforts to ensure children have exposure to a wide experience beyond their local community during which these concepts are shown, through for example, sporting events, a wide range of visits (both national and international) and multi-cultural performances for song and dance. Their strong rooted values-based understanding gives them an excellent platform for embracing differences amongst themselves and the wider community.

At Tregolls, we value the voice of the child and promote democratic processes – this epitomised by our outstanding pupil-parliament who make a real difference for their peers in school. This dedicated group have regular opportunities to debate ways to improve the school and even monitor the quality of teaching and learning.

Children are given responsibility to vote on their own clubs, whilst older children often lead other younger children in games and activities so that they are fully involved in all aspects of school life. We expect all our children to be good role-models for each other, which is encouraged through high expectations of behaviour.

Reflective Space Day at Tregolls

Many, many thanks to Lynda, Sue and the team from Truro Baptist Church for allowing Tregolls to be part of a Reflective Space day. This is a fabulous day where the children get to spend some quiet reflection time with their peers thinking about many things. Some were unlocking worries in their life; some were making figures of people who mean something to them; some were feeling warm and cosy in the quiet tent area – all the activities were fabulous and the children were brilliant.
The sessions were heavily linked to our British Values, in particular they focused on faith, tolerance and understanding of one another.
You are so, so important to our school Lynda (and friends) and we thank you deeply.