• Core Values

Core Values (British Values)

Netherhall Learning Campus is committed to serving its community. We recognise the multi-cultural, multi-faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom and our role in educating children about the rich history of Britain.

We also understand the vital role we have 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.

Across Netherhall Learning Campus we have worked within the British Values agenda, in partnership with our staff and students, to decide what British Values mean to us, the results of which are shown in our video presentation: '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, not least 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 outline 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.


Democracy

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 example; we have a pupil council voted by pupils to ensure everyone’s voice is heard that work across the school to implement initiatives, Counsellors hold campaigns to put forward their policies and ideas for change in order for the them to be elected. The principle of democracy is embedded throughout the curriculum, and in assemblies. We learn about government, parliament and hold our own elections as well as researching about the monarchy, as each class is named after a British monarch.


Mutual Respect

Respect is at the core of our school ethos and is modelled by students and staff alike. We help everyone, and treat others how we would like to be treated. We know sometimes some people need more help than others and it’s important to how them respect and care. 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 and with playleaders on the playground which promote mutual respect and support between students across different year groups within the school.


Behaviour for Learning (Rule of Law)

It’s really important to us across our Campus that everyone is safe and happy. We decided our school rules as a community with teachers, pupils, support staff, parents and governors. We also learn about the importance of rules and laws, why we have laws and how laws in Britain affect us. Pupils 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 take place from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service, who are among a number of external agencies who work with our school to help reinforce this message.


Honesty (Individual Liberty)

One of our school's core values is honesty. We pride ourselves in always telling the truth and taking responsibility for our actions. We know it is important to tell the truth, even if we have done something wrong. At Netherhall Learning Campus pupils 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 and honestly, for example through our exploration of Online Safety alongside a wide and varied assembly programme that links directly to tutor time activities.


Tolerance

At NLC, we know it is important to have our own opinions and express ourselves, but also to do so without causing offence to others. To have individual liberty we must respect the views of others too. In Britain, we are lucky to have freedom of speech and to be able to do so. This is achieved on our campus 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. 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 programme that links directly to activities in the curriculum.


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Across Netherhall Learning Campus we have worked within the British Values agenda, in partnership with our staff and students, to create What British Values mean to us; watch our video presentation: 'Values at Netherhall Learning Campus'.

Rawthorpe Lane
Rawthorpe
Huddersfield
HD5 9NT

Tel: 01484 300080
Fax: 01484 300080
juniors@nlconline.org.uk

About the NLC

Netherhall Learning Campus consists of four schools, covering the full age and ability range from 3 – 19 years, each with its own distinctive ethos; each with its own individual identity and each catering to the specific needs of its students.

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