Promoting British Values at Kesteven and Sleaford High School
At Kesteven and Sleaford High School, we provide opportunities for students to explore their own culture and have a clear understanding and appreciation of a wide range of cultural influences that have shaped modern Britain. We encourage all students to be tolerant and respectful to those of different faiths and beliefs and life choices. This is done by providing students with an understanding of main festivals and key dates of significance to British culture. e.g. Remembrance Day, the Jubilee and major political events such as elections. It is also done by providing opportunities for diverse groups of students to meet and discuss their own particular values and beliefs via groups such as Pride Club, The Forces support group or Carers groups
- Health & Wellbeing
- Living in the Wider World (including impartial CEIAG aligned to the Gatsby Benchmarks).
Students, parents and Staff have many opportunities for their voices to be heard at KSHS
- Students take part in staff recruitment
- Students are asked for their views during Subject reviews and ‘Deep Dives’
- Students are surveyed about curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities
- Student voice is sought when curriculum planning decisions are made e.g. to the tutor time programme or around options time via the straw polls
Rule of Law
The importance of laws, whether they may be those of the school, or our country are referred to and reinforced, such as through assembly and tutor time and when reflecting on behaviour. Students are taught the value and reasons behind decisions, and the consequences if they are broken.
- The whole school behaviour policy is clearly structured and publicised and followed by all.
- Students have regular opportunities to reflect, for example, during tutor time, in assemblies and in PSHE lessons
- Assemblies and the tutor programme cover national and International events
- In EP lessons, Pupils have the opportunities to explore the rules of particular faiths
- During other subjects, students are taught to respect and appreciate different rules e.g. in sports lessons, competitions etc.
- We have links with the local PSCOs and with the local MP
- External speakers visit the school and contribute to the personal development curriculum e.g. via assemblies, PSHE days and Careers activities
- Choices about learning activities and challenges
- A full range of opportunities for participation in extra-curricular clubs and activities including opportunities of freedom of speech and expression of diversity through the performing arts, writing, public speaking, artistic endeavours and debates
- Opportunities to reflect in PSHE lessons, tutor time, assembly, drop-down days, careers events as well as in a whole range of lessons
- Empowering students to make safe and healthy choices through the personal development curriculum
- Vision statement and values for our school communicate and share our vision.
- Assemblies on core themes such as respect, patience, tolerance, understanding etc.
- PSHE and Tutor time sessions planned and mapped as part of our wider personal development curriculum
- Anti-bullying policies, learning and sanctions
- EP curriculum along with other subjects input which is mapped in their schemes of learning
- Positive relationships are encouraged and modelled by staff and senior students
- Buddy System, Well Being Ambassadors, Form Prefects, Student Councillors, Sports Leaders, Student Librarians, the Sixth Form Subject Prefect System and the House System provide opportunities for students to care for others
Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs
- In EP, PSHE and other subjects lessons, pupils have the opportunity to develop their awareness and appreciation for other cultures
- The weekly Quiz in tutor time ensures students have developed awareness of current affairs
- Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within their class
- Educational visits which are age appropriate are planned and mapped to give students opportunities to see more and more of the world as they get older