Thorp Academy

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Promoting British Values

At Thorp Academy we pride ourselves on promoting core British values through our teaching, community and ethos. We believe that these values are at the heart of our country's success and the key for unlocking our future potential.

Our values cascade all aspects of Academy life and help and inspire or students into becoming future productive citizens in a vibrant and exciting Britain.

Democracy:

Students have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our Student Council and student questionnaires. Free speech is encouraged through debate in the classroom, we also have a Debate Club and enter Debating competitions.

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 the school day, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school assemblies. Students are taught the value 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 help reinforce this message.

Individual Liberty:

Within Thorp Academy students are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for students to make choices safety, through provision of a safe environment and empowering education. Students are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advise how to exercise these safely, for example through our Tutorial lessons.

Mutual Respect:

Part of our academy ethos and Behaviour Policy has revolved around Core Values such as "Respect". Our Academy rule is that all students and adults are expected to behave in a responsible manner, both to themselves and others, showing consideration, courtesy and respect at all times. This is reiterated through our classroom and learning rules, as well as our Behaviour Policy.

Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs:

This is achieved through enhancing students understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity. Assemblies and discussions challenging prejudices and prejudice-based bullying have been followed and supported by learning in RE and Tutorial.