At St Botolph’s C E Academy we take very seriously our responsibility to prepare children for life in modern Britain. We ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed, taught and lived out through our Academy. All curriculum areas provide a vehicle for furthering understanding of these concepts and, in particular, our RE, SMSC and SEAL lessons provide excellent opportunities to deepen and develop understanding. Children embrace these concepts with enthusiasm and demonstrate a good understanding of their application to their own lives.
The Academy makes considerable efforts to ensure children have exposure to a wide experience beyond their local community during which these concepts are shown,
At St Botolphs, these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways
The Rule of Law
The importance of laws, whether they are those that govern the class, the school or the country, are consistently reinforced. Our
Respect for self and others
Our Academy ethos and behaviour policy are based
Democracy is an important part of our academy. Pupils are listened to by adults and are taught to actively listen to one another, respecting the right of every individual to have their opinions and voices heard. Pupils have the opportunity to share opinions and ideas through the Academy Council and ‘pupil voice’ discussions. During the first week of a new academic year, Saintly team captains in Y6 and the
Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. Our children are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely through many curriculum subjects, particularly in PSHE.
Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
As a Church of England Academy, the Christian values and faith is an integral part of the children’s day to day learning. Part of this is an understanding of different faiths and beliefs, which is taught through all subjects, but especially in RE and through Collective Worship. Last academic year we have developed a link with a school