It also understands the vital role it has in ensuring that groups or individuals within the Campus are not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them.
At Netherhall Learning Campus we have worked alongside the British Values agenda in partnership with our staff and students to create our Core Values which are presented in our video presentation; Core Values at Netherhall Learning Campus.
At Netherhall Learning Campus we provide a curriculum which:
• Is broad and balanced, complies with legislation and provides a wide range of subjects which prepare students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life in Modern Britain.
• Actively promotes the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance.
• Promotes tolerance of and respect for people of all faiths [or none], cultures and lifestyles through effective spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils, including by engaging pupils in extracurricular activity and volunteering in their local community.
• Is supported by a well-rounded programme of assemblies which offer clear guidance on what is right and wrong.
The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy and considered them to be democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs. At Netherhall Learning Campus these values permeate the school community as our Core Values.
The examples that follow are an indication of some of the many ways we seek to embed British values at Netherhall Learning Campus and should be seen as an indication of our approach rather than an exhaustive list.
At Netherhall Learning Campus the principle of democracy is consistently reinforced, with the democratic process being employed for important decisions within the school community, for instance, elections being held for Head Boy and Girl and our Prefects. We also run a very successful School Council that work across the school to implement initiatives in line with their Year group recommendations. The principle of democracy is explored in History and Religious Studies as well as in tutor time and assemblies.
The Rule of Law
The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school assemblies and tutor activities. Students are taught the values and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service are among a number of external agencies who work as part of our pastoral calendar and help reinforce this message.
Across Netherhall Learning Campus students are actively encouraged to make independent choices knowing that they are in a safe, secure and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for students to make choices safely, through the provision of a safe environment and an empowering education and broad curriculum provision. Students are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights, responsibilities and personal freedoms and receive advice about how to exercise these safely, for example through our exploration of E-Safety alongside a wide and varied assembly calendar that links directly to tutor time activities.
Respect is at the core of our school ethos and is modelled by students and staff alike. The school promotes respect for others and this is reiterated through our classroom and learning environments. In line with our commitment to democracy students at Netherhall Learning Campus are always able to voice their opinions and we foster an environment where students are safe to disagree with each other and further challenge their understanding. Mutual respect is embraced throughout the curriculum from the concept of ‘fair play’ in PE to the paired reading programme which promote mutual respect and support between students across different year groups within the school.
Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
This is achieved through equipping students with the ability to understand their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity within the school community. Students are actively encouraged to share their faith and beliefs within the school. Our Religious Studies and PSHCE curriculum, among others, provides a broad and balanced education on a range of faiths, religions and cultures. This is also alongside a wide and varied assembly calendar that links directly to tutor time activities.
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NLC consists of four schools, covering a full range of ability from 3 - 19 years. Each school has its own distinctive ethos and identity but all share the common goal of catering to the specific needs of each student.