Belper School and Sixth Form Centre is proud of its strong ethos and its commitment to its values of respect, inclusivity and responsibility. By ensuring that our students leave the school as independent and responsible young adults we seek to support and fulfil the school’s duty to promote British Values, as defined by the DFE document ‘Promoting fundamental British values through SMSC in schools’.
The document can be accessed here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/promoting-fundamental-british-values-through-smsc The Department for Education defines British Values as:
Through our provision of spiritual, moral, social and cultural education (SMSC) Belper School and Sixth Form Centre aims to:
These aims dovetail with the Equalities Act of 2010 and the Prevent Strategy and are reinforced by the Teachers’ Standards.
Our commitment to promoting fundamental British Values underpins the way we function as a school: in our systems and structures, in our daily interactions and in the ways in which we communicate both with one another and with people beyond our community. Whilst PSE, Tutor Time and assemblies are key vehicles for exploring and promoting these values, the wider curriculum and extra-curricular activities also support our work in this important area. A range of subjects directly teaches aspects of the values agenda, whilst whole school activities, such as School Council meetings, contribute to students’ understanding of democracy and respect for other peoples’ opinions.
Students are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance. Visitors to Belper School and Sixth Form Centre often note the peaceful and collaborative atmosphere, and the good relationships between students and staff, which reflect our commitment to promoting British Values.
If you would like to find out more, please read our curriculum statement under the Curriculum & Prospectus link.