Interested in joining The Gordon Children's Academy?
Why not join us for one of our school tours on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th November.
These tours are limited in numbers so please email the school on email@example.com to secure your place and avoid disappointment.
We look forward to meeting you then.
The Government sets out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values were reiterated in 2014. At The Gordon Children’s Academy these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:
Each year children vote on who in their class they would like to represent them in our Pupil Parliament. Our Pupil Parliament meet regularly throughout the year and discuss a range of issues and ideas which are then put forward to school staff. Pupil Parliament members are easily identified by the special green and red tie that they are issued with when they are elected.
The importance of rules and/or laws, whether they are those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced regularly in one form or another in school on a daily basis and further reinforced through dealing with specific examples of poor behaviour, school assemblies and interactions with parents.
Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind rules/laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when rules/laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service help reinforce this message.
Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through PSHE lessons and sessions on E-Safety. Whether it is through choice of learning challenge or success criteria, of how they record, of participation in the opportunities provided, pupils are given the freedom to make choices.
Mutual respect is given high priority in school and promoted through a range of class based and whole school means. Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. This is supported by our very clear behaviour policy. All members of the school community are expected to treat each other with respect and be polite.
We actively promote diversity through our celebrations of different faiths and cultures. Religious Education lessons and PSHE lessons reinforce messages of tolerance and respect for others. Members of different faiths and religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school and the children learn about and where possible visit, places of worship that are important to different faiths.
At The Gordon Children’s Academy we will actively challenge pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British values, including ‘extremist’ views. We will also challenge racism and expect everyone within our community to respect British laws.