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.

Democracy
 
Statement Evidence Impact
The children at Tregolls see 
democracy borne out in a whole
variety of ways and see this
an essential component
of successful team working
 
 
 
 
 
 
The establishment of a new Pupil
Parliament each year models the
democratic process
 
Learning Walks for behaviour for
behaviour and behaviour for learning
School Values.
 
Pupil participation in lesson
observations
 
Children are able to work
cooperatively in pairs and groups
as well as in whole class situations. 
They understand about turn taking
and respecting the views of others.
 
Children in school and in KS2 are able
to use the language of respect (linked
to our Rights Respecting Schools Awards)
 
 
 
Our school council are amazing! We will post some interesting info soon ...

Rule of Law
 
Statement  Evidence Impact
The children at Tregolls are familiar with this
concept through the philosophy that infuses the entire curriculum in the school. They are
familiar with the concept through the 
discussion of values and, in RE/PSHE lessons,
the idea that different religions have guiding
principles
 
Children are used to debating and discussing
laws/rules and their application. Children are
familiar with the local administration of law.
 
Community police officers work closely with the
children both in class time and assemblies to 
explain their importance in the community
 
 
 
Class Rules School Rules / Learning
Behaviours
 
School Values
 
Lessons on the role of law and parliament, pupil parliament
meetings
 
Collective Worship through the 
local Methodist church
 
RE/PSHE planning and book scrutinies
 
Learning Walks for behaviour and
behaviour for learning 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Children are able to articulate
how and why we need to behave
in school and demonstrate
they understand and can abide by these
 
Children all know they they
have a right but that with a right comes a responsibility (Rights Respecting School
Award - regular KS2 
assemblies focussed on this)
 
They are able to discuss and debate
philosophical issues in relation to
these
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Individual Liberty
 
Statement Evidence Impact
Our values based discussions within school,
centre on the responsibility we all have to
ourselves and others in relation to the
individual value so that children see that
they are important in their own right. The
philosophy of our teaching and learning
places emphasis on the right to have our own
thoughts and evidence based views - 'Children
have the right to speak and be astonishing.'
 
Children are strongly encouraged to develop
independence in learning and to think for
themselves - linked to our use of 'Building Learning
Power'
 
 
Children are able to show
independence in learning and to 
think for themselves
 
Evidenced through yearly
pupil - questionnaires on
well-being
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Children understand about
the importance of accepting
responsibility and of their
right to be in heard in school
 
They are consulted on many
aspects of school life and
demonstrate independence
of thought and action
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mutual Respect and the Tolerance 0f those with different Faiths and Beliefs
 
Statement Evidence Impact
Respect is a fundamental school 
value that underpins our 6Rs.
Everything we do is based on respecting 
each other and celebrating our differences.
We pay explicit attention to this as part of
our RE, PHSE and SMSC curriculum
 
Respect is a school value that is discussed
deeply, starting with self respect and covering
respect for family, friends and other groups;
the world and its people and the
environment
 
 
RE curriculum. RE
planning and workbooks
 
PSHE planning and outcomes in
PSHE books
 
Learning Walks for behaviour
and behaviour for learning
School Values
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Children can articulate that
respect is a school value and why
respect is important; how they show
respect to others and how they feel about
it for themselves
 
Children's behaviour demonstrates
their good understanding of this
value in action
 
Children are able to talk about the
different faiths and cultures they
learn about, ask questions and show
tolerance and respect for
others of different faiths and religions
 

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.