British Values Statement
Through our school vision, charter, curriculum and teaching we promote tolerance and respect for all cultures, faiths and lifestyles.
As a school we have a duty to prepare our learners for life in modern Britain and to keep them safe. A positive inclusive ethos with clear expectations for behaviour towards one another underpins this.
Our Religious Education (RE) curriculum develops learners understanding of a broad range of cultures and faiths. PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship Education)/SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural) sessions draw out themes which help learners to develop respect for others.
Weekly assemblies (including specific ‘British Values’ assemblies), special events/celebrations (Easter, Harvest, Remembrance, Christmas), themed learning weeks (Anti-bullying, E-safety), and regular charity events all contribute to a strong sense of community.
Specific topics which are part of our integrated curriculum which show our commitment to clear British Values are:-
¨ RE visits to special places
¨ Local history knowledge of Alvaston, Wilmorton, Derby, Derbyshire.
¨ History of Parliament, visit to London Houses of Parliament.
¨ British landmarks and there importance.
¨ Peak District National Park and heritage.
¨ Studies about British monarchs.
Class/School Council is a platform for ‘pupil voice’ enabling learners to directly question or challenge how Lakeside Academy could be ‘even better’.
Rule of Law
The theme of good citizenship and being a valued part of the ‘Lakeside Community’ is a clear thread through our strong behaviour policy and the Academy Expectations, these are promoted regular throughout the year. We also work closely with our local PCSO’s and they are regularly seen around school.
Individual liberty/mutual respect/tolerance of faiths and beliefs
At LPA we actively encourage learners to make informed choices knowing that they are in a supportive environment in which we foster safe boundaries. Respect for one another is a central theme of our community. We give learners many opportunities to experience the cultural diversity of society in which we live and promote shared positive, moral views. Our PSHCE sessions enhance this aspect.
Any learner considered to be at risk of being exposed to any extremist material/views or influences will be given support within school and we also work with local agencies such as the ‘Prevent’ team to protect individuals.