Promoting British Values at Carr Lodge Academy
Carr Lodge Academy promotes and upholds the British Values of Democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance.
We have created 12 Strands in which we teach and promote these values throughout the academy:
- To be conversant with examples of British creativity and/or culture
- To uphold the rule of law
- To understand and exercise the notion of fair play
- To appreciate the importance of equality before the law
- To be aware of significant personalities, events and turning points in our history
- To have some understanding of how a democratic political system works
- To identify with different people and their cultures
- To respect the opinions and beliefs of others
- To cherish the individual liberty afforded to citizens of these islands
- To support the principle of freedom of expression
- To be committed to personal and social responsibilities
- To develop a sense of community and togetherness
An understanding of democracy is developed through our academy’s Pupil Parliament. Following a vote, each class elects a Member of Parliament. The house (Eagles, Falcons, Ospreys or Hawks) with the most votes become the ‘party’ to lead Parliament with the other houses taking ‘seats’ within the Parliament. The Parliament meets once a month to bring to the table any issues or ideas from their constituents. In addition, they are consulted about their ideas for academy improvement and in policy making.
An understanding of the rule of law is developed through class discussions around the rights and responsibilities of the pupils and setting up of class agreements. The academy ‘Golden Rules’ inform the behaviour reward systems within the academy and are promoted at all times during the academy day.
An understanding of civil liberty (freedom of speech, freedom of movement, freedom of assembly, freedom of association and freedom of religious worship) is developed through pupil voice, pupil choice and pupil influence in the curriculum and in all aspects of academy life.
An understanding of respect and tolerance is developed through our academy ethos, our Golden Rules and our approaches to managing behaviour in a restorative and proactive manner.