British Values and the Prevent agenda

Teaching British values

At Myton School we are committed to upholding and giving students the opportunity to demonstrate the British values of democracy, individual liberty, the rule of law, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith. Students are able to explore these through a variety of ways including; assemblies, form time, extracurricular opportunities and throughout aspects of the curriculum.

These values are embedded within the Myton School learning habits. These habits make up the school’s behaviour policy, standards for success and skills-based learning in all lessons. They endeavour to enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence. The school is committed to establishing a strong ethos supported by effective relationships throughout the school. All staff aim to give students the opportunity to develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.

Promoting British Values Policy

Download a copy of our ‘British Values’ poster

Download a presentation about British Values

The Prevent agenda

As well as the above, as part of PSHE and Safeguarding, Year 8 students watch a performance called Chelsea’s Choice which explores the issues surrounding Child Sexual Exploitation. This is then followed up with a lesson which is delivered by the REP department. During this lesson students reflect on the Chelsea’s Choice performance, discussing the events which took place. The issues of grooming, child sexual exploitation, making choices, healthy relationships, spotting the signs of sexual exploitation and knowing who to speak to in and outside school, are discussed; thus ensuring that any misconceptions and/ or questions are addressed about the performance.

From this activity students develop their sensitivity to local, national and international issues as well as humility through their approach to the subject. Students also demonstrate curiosity by understanding what to do if they see any signs of child sexual exploitation.

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