Ofsted Good GP Colour

Birmingham Road, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 2BY

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British Values


As a school we recognise the importance of British Values as they underpin the ethos of the school and are integral to how we interact as a community.  We actively promote the fundamental British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

Prep School

Within the Prep School, teachers and pupils demonstrate and promote the values in the following ways:
Rule of Law:
We display our school rules and expectations around school.
We understand the consequences of breaking laws and rules.
Each class has a 'zone' board which children understand the rules.
As a class we create our own class rules at the start of every year.
We understand that living under the rule of law protects us.
We vote for who represents each class on the School Council.
Together we decide which charities we would like to raise money for.
We look at how democracy works in Britain.
Individual Liberty:
Children are encouraged to make their own choices in school.
Children make choices about what to present in class assemblies.
Children are encouraged to take responsibility for their own behaviour.
As a school we aim to develop children’s self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence.
Mutual Respect:
As a school we make all visitors feel welcome in our school.
We treat each other with respect.
We work together to help one another.
Tolerance of those of different Faiths and Beliefs:
We visit and learn about different places of worship from different faiths.
We promote diversity through celebrations of different faiths and cultures.
We welcome everybody into our school, and encourage them to share their knowledge with us.

Senior School

This year at HTS we have reintroduced a focus on British Values with some very specific and more general actions. Tutors have delivered specific tutor sessions on each of the British Values so tutor time was spent focusing on them. Displays have gone up in classrooms and around the shared areas of the school as well and assemblies have focused on British Values as well with some examples such as “what is homophobic bullying”, “International Women's Day”, “The Brexit Vote”, “The History of 9/11” and a general British Values assembly.

Pupils are involved in voting for the Student Action Group who in themselves are involved in key decisions around the school.
The Head Students go through a process similar to party elections which is observed by the whole of senior school.
Departments include in suitable parts of the curriculum - as appropriate for the age of pupils - material on the strengths, advantages and disadvantages of democracy, and how democracy and the law works in Britain, in contrast to other forms of government in other countries e.g Year 7 1066 project.

Rule of Law:
School rules are enforced and followed by all stakeholders.
Police visits to various year groups.
The introduction of prefects in senior school.

Individual Liberty:
Peer mentoring across year groups, pupils in year 11 are encouraged to raise awareness of mental heath issues with Year 7 classes.
Role play opportunities in a variety of lessons.
Pupil satisfaction surveys.
The pupil charter.

Mutual Respect:
The school CARE principles.
The high level of charity work done by the school for both local and large charities.

Tolerance of Those of Different Faiths and Beliefs:
The RE and Year 7 Humanities curriculum directly deals with different faiths and beliefs.
Assemblies look at different countries and cultures and how immigration has affected the UK in a positive fashion.
Visits to church on a termly basis.
Visits by organizations such as Gideons.
Celebrating different cultures through themed days and events e.g Mexico Day.