Fundamental British Values
Catch22 promotes the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
Actively promoting the values means challenging opinions or behaviours in school that are contrary to fundamental British values. Attempts to promote systems that undermine fundamental British values would be completely at odds with schools’ duty to provide SMSC.
The Teachers’ Standards expect teachers to uphold public trust in the profession and maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour, within and outside school. This includes not undermining fundamental British values.
The aim of the Prevent Policy is to create and maintain a safe, healthy and supportive learning and working environment for our students, staff and visitors alike. We recognise that extremism and exposure to extremist materials and influences can lead to poor outcomes for students. We further recognise that if we fail to challenge extremist views we are failing to protect our students from potential harm. As such the Prevent agenda, will be addressed as a safeguarding concern (please refer to the Safeguarding Policy).
Our Prevent Policy has five key objectives:
1. To promote and reinforce shared values, including British Values; to create space for free and open debate; and to listen and support the learner voice.
2. To breakdown segregation among different student communities including by supporting inter-faith and inter-cultural dialogue and understanding; and to engage all students in playing a full and active role in wider engagement in society.
3. To ensure student safety and that Catch22 Include School Bristol is free from bullying, harassment and discrimination.
4. To provide support for students who may be at risk of radicalisation, and appropriate sources of advice and guidance.
5. To ensure that students and staff are aware of their roles and responsibilities in preventing violent and non-violent extremism.
PSHE is delivered through timetabled lesson and this is enhanced by the Votes for Schools Programme. VotesforSchools Catch22 Include School Bristol by creating exciting, engaging topics to discuss & debate. The platform empowers pupils to express their view on what they think about the topic and increases their understanding of democracy through the method of voting. The scheme of work for PSHE is available on request.
Spiritual, moral, social and cultural education helps children develop personal qualities which are valued in a civilised modern British society; for example, thoughtfulness, honesty, respect for difference, moral principles, independence, and self-respect. At Catch22 we seek to teach these qualities across the curriculum and throughout school life in the hope that these pupils go on to participate fully and contribute positively to life in modern Britain. It is linked closely to our school values and ethos.
Ethos of Fundamental British Values and SMSC at Catch22 Schools
Passionate, reflective and creative in and about learning.
A desire to treat everyone equally, with respect and tolerance.
Respecting and celebrating our differences.
A commitment to contributing positively to life in and outside of school.
A deep sense of purpose that things can change and transform.
A sense of perseverance to keep going to reach our goal.