In 2011 the Government set out their definition for British Values in the Prevent Strategy. This was reinforced in 2014. The five British Values are set out as
- Rule of Law
- Individual Liberty
- Mutual Respect
- Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
Southlands High School embraces British Values and provides multiple opportunities for our students to demonstrate them.
- Student voice, students representatives, student votes
Rule of Law:
- Accepting and adhering to class rules and school rules
- Safe spaces for our students to hold a positive ethos
- Opportunities to engage in extra curricular activities of choice and interest and being encouraged to flourish
- Trips and Visits
- Behaviours and treatment of each other , staff, students, Governors, visitors
- Willingness to listen to others points of view
Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs:
- Understanding and accepting that different faiths and beliefs exist
- Mutual respect to all in and around our school community and beyond
Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural Development
Southlands High School is committed to developing our students as responsible citizens. Therefore SMSC – Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education is integral in all that we do, all that we say and all that we are.
- Explore and experience different faiths and beliefs.
- Students to be reflective about their own beliefs (religious or otherwise) and the perspective of life showing respect of others faiths, feelings and values.
- Sense of enjoyment in learning about others,
- Willingness to reflect on experiences.
- Recognising right and wrong,
- Respect of the law,
- Understanding consequences
- Investigate moral and ethical considerations.
- Recognising right and wrong and legal boundaries understanding civil and criminal law consequences of behaviours and actions
- Understand and offering reasoned views of morals and ethics.
- Ability to understand and appreciate other viewpoints.
- Social skills, working with others (incl those from different backgrounds – ethnic, religious, socio economic)
- Willingness to volunteer in communities and social settings (eg volunteering, cooperation, resolving conflict).
- Acceptance and engagement with BV of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance
- Understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity –
- Understand and appreciate own and others culture,
- Knowledge of parliamentary system and its role in shaping our history and values,
- Participation in artistic, musical, sporting and cultural opportunities.
- Interest in exploring, improving, showing understanding of different faiths and diversity.
Positive attitudes to local, national & global events.