This is a picture taken from above of all of our students.At Richard Cloudesley School we value the diversity of backgrounds of all pupils, families and wider school community.
Our school reflects British values in all that we do. We encourage our children to be creative, unique, open-minded and independent individuals, respectful of themselves and of others in our school, our local community and the wider world.
At Richard Cloudesley School, we actively promote British values in the following ways:
"What makes a good TA?" by Faith.
Rule of Law
Mutual Respect and Tolerance of Those With Different Faiths and Beliefs
Vulnerability to Radicalisation or Extreme View Points
The school recognises its duty to protect our students from indoctrination into any form of extreme ideology which may lead to the harm of self or others. This is particularly important because of the open access to electronic information through the internet. The schools aims to safeguard young people through educating them on the appropriate use of social media and the dangers of downloading and sharing inappropriate material which is illegal under the Counter-Terrorism Act. The school vets all visitors carefully and will take firm action if any individual or group is perceived to be attempting to influence members of our school community, either physically or electronically. Our definition of radical or extreme ideology is ‘a set of ideas which could justify vilification or violence against individuals, groups or self.’ Staff are trained to be vigilant for spotting signs of extremist view and behaviours and to always report anything which may suggest a student is expressing opinions which may cause concern. Our core mission of diversity permeates all we do. We place a strong emphasis on the common values that all communities share such as self-respect, tolerance and the sanctity of life. We work hard to broaden our students' experience, to prepare them for life and work in contemporary Britain. We teach them to respect and value the diversity around them as well as understanding how to make safe, well-considered decisions.
Safeguarding and preparing for life in modern Britain thorough the promotion of British values is developed through our policies and procedures, through whole school celebrations and events and through the timetabled lessons. Communication autonomy and working towards being as independent as possible in what individuals can say is at the heart of our values. Communication opportunities are planned into lessons and each student has a communication target as part of their Personal Development Targets. This promotes communication autonomy; getting your needs met, self -advocacy, including the ability to say no. Assemblies celebrate difference and diversity between people and in their beliefs; through them we better understand each other and this promotes respect for the variety of customs and cultures in our school. Themed activity weeks (e.g. RE week, friendship week) provide opportunities to learn about and experience different cultures and ideas and celebrate diversity in our community and in the wider world.
Across the school these activities are planned for within the curriculum:
Early Years Foundation Stage
Making positive relationships
Self-confidence and self-awareness
Managing feelings & behaviour
Family and friends
Special events and celebrations
Understanding similarities and difference
Key Stage 1
Different people and their responsibilities
People who help us and keep us safe
Boys and girls
Different people and families
Key stage 2
E-safety - where to go and what to trust
Who to speak to about concerns, who can help us.
Strangers and unfamiliar people who can we talk to?
Developing confidence, likes and dislikes
Similarities and differences in people and groups
Respecting the choices of others
Setting personal goals
Rules and safety, including road safety
Being safe at school and home incl. equipment
What makes a good friend
Staying healthy germs and keeping clean
Growing up - puberty in context of self
Key Stage 3
E-Safety - social media and personal data
Know we have rights, views and opinions; how to respect others and voice ones own.
Personal appearance, qualities and behaviour and the effect these can have on others
Debating, reasoning and reflecting on spiritual, social, moral and cultural issues. Developing relationships and respecting differences in others.
Saying no and personal space
Understanding we all have rights and the concept of self advocacy.
Understand rules and laws and what we have them.
realise the consequences of bullying, racism, homophobia etc. Understand stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination.
Facing life’s challenges, building resilience and celebrating achievements of self and others.
Key Stage 4
E-Safety - suing the internet safety, personal data, privacy and how to report concerns.
Awareness of different views and opinions are represented online and that not all information is factually correct.
Be aware of digital footprints and our perusal responsibilities online.
Making informed choices about safety and health; including drugs and medicines - the effects and the law.
Relationships, sexuality and the human life cycle.
Dealing with feelings the context of relationships,
Accepting and celebrating difference, respecting and protecting the characteristics, values and choices of others. Peer pressure and being assertive.
Identifying feelings of grief and bereavement and how to cope with these.
Advocacy - taking control of the future; managing transitions.