We recognise the multicultural, multi-faith nature of the United Kingdom and understand the crucial role our school plays in promoting these values. We actively promote 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 theses values means challenging opinions or behaviours that are contrary to these fundamental British values.
At Brompton Hall these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:
Democracy is embedded at the school. Pupils are always listened to by adults and are taught to listen carefully and with concern to each other, respecting the right of every individual to have their opinions and voices heard.
Pupils also have the opportunity to air their opinions and ideas through our School Council, Equalities and Diversity and behaviour groups. The election of all groups are based solely on pupil votes, reflecting our British electoral system and demonstrating democracy in action.
The importance of laws whether they are those that govern the class, the school or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout our school day, through our school assemblies and also when dealing with behaviour in school. We encourage our pupils to distinguish right from wrong and help pupils to understand that living under the rule of law protects each individuals rights.
Our pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from the Police, Fire Service etc. also help to reinforce our messages. Our restorative justice approach helps us to resolve conflicts.
At Brompton pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. Our pupils are actively encouraged to make choices within a safe and supportive environment. We provide boundaries and education to help the children to make choices about a range of things such as what they learn, how they learn and which extra-curricular activities they will participate in.
We support pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence. They are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to do this both safely and in a tolerant manner.
At the heart of our whole school ethos is a commitment to core attitudes that we believe contribute to individuals being able to live happy and successful lives within the communities to which they belong. Respect is embedded within the whole school ‘rewards and sanctions’ system. Pupils at Brompton learn that we live in a country which is full of diversity. They are taught to respect and celebrate these differences, whatever they are.
Assemblies, RE, PHSE lessons and work in other areas of the curriculum highlight the differences between cultures around the world and assemblies provide the opportunity for children to learn about different faiths and their beliefs.
Charity events are held at Brompton where pupils think about people who are less fortunate than themselves.
At Brompton we will actively challenge pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values, including ‘extremist’ views.
“The head of school is highly ambitious and determined for all pupils to be the best that they can be.”
Pat Dubas – Headteacher
Brompton Hall School, High Street, Brompton-by-Sawdon, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 9DB