British Values at DPA
DERBY PRIDE ACADEMY – BRITISH VALUES STATEMENT
|"Keeping our children safe and ensuring schools prepare them for life in modern Britain could not be more important. This change is an important step towards ensuring we have a strong legal basis for intervening in those schools where this is an issue.”
“The vast majority of schools already promote British values. This is about making sure we have the tools we need to intervene if children are being let down.”
Consultation on promoting British values in school – Press releases – GOV.UK
20th November 2011
Derby Pride Academy is committed to promoting national values to incorporate all pupils and their families, regardless of their background. We believe it is necessary to identify opportunities to specifically promote British Values across the curriculum as part of supporting long-standing traditions and enabling our pupils to develop in the country they live.
To enable our pupils to develop an awareness of British Values, Derby Pride Academy promotes specific values as part of the weekly Personal Development theme.
We provide pupils with the opportunity to feel a part of decisions and exercise their democratic rights through Student Voice activities, in the design of behaviour expectations and choosing suitable curriculum pathways. We believe personal choice is fundamental to success and so, by allowing pupils to engage in studies of their choosing, outcomes will be improved. The freedom to be individual in their studies encourages pupils to take responsibility for their future and reflect on their behaviour in society.
The academy actively promotes the tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs whilst challenging those who express opinions that conflict with British Values. We are forging relationships with the local police in order to promote a more harmonious philosophy pertaining to the rule of the law and expectations regarding social norms and values. This also advocates respect for those in authority and supports pupils in establishing effective interactions with different members of the academy: staff, pupils and visitors.