British Values - Core Values

British values - core values are embedded throughout Balshaw's Church of England High School

Democracy

Everyone has a role in influencing decision making, at national, local and community level. At Balshaw’s Church of England High School students will gain an understanding of Democracy through:

  • Student Councils
  • Sport and enrichment activities
  • Pastoral Care & Support
  • Academic classes
  • Departmental Focus Groups
  • Cross School Focus Groups
  • Pupil Voice
  • Induction activities for Year 6 
  • Charity events
  • Parental feedback activities e.g. Parents Evenings

Mutual Respect and Tolerance

These values underpin the work we do and are promoted through Balshaw’s Church of England High School systems, practices and procedures and all aspects of the student experiences day to day. Students will gain an understanding of Mutual Respect through:

  • Student Council Representation
  • Sport and enrichment activities
  • Pastoral Care & Support
  • Academic classes
  • Equality & Diversity Policy Cultural
  • Celebrations in the Restaurants
  • Weekly activities & assemblies
  • Lenten Charity Fortnight
  • Non-Uniform days for Charitable causes
  • Themed Days e.g. International Women’s Day, Holocaust Memorial Day, Remembrance Day

Individual Liberty

This relates to rights and responsibilities as citizens; the right to act, believe and express oneself in a manner of one’s own choosing. This requires an understanding of the balance between freedom of speech and expression and the potential negative impact on others. At Balshaw’s Church of England High School students will gain an understanding of Individual Liberty through:

  • Pastoral & SEND Support
  • Wide range of curriculum opportunities
  • Equality & Diversity Policy
  • Sport and enrichment activities
  • Careers Education Information advice
  • Safeguarding Guidance
  • PREVENT
  • Advanced Level Mindset—Resilience
  • 1:1 appointments with teachers at Parents' Evenings
  • Student Safeguarding Monthly updates
  • Positions of Responsibility e.g Prefects, Stewards, Subject Ambassadors

Rule of Law

This relates to an understanding of the importance of having laws and the consequence of breaking them, accepting that no one is above the law. It is about individuals having an understanding of their rights and responsibilities, as students, employees, consumers, service users and citizens in society. At Balshaw’s Church of England High School students will gain an understanding of the Rule of Law through:

  • Induction process for Year 6 and Year 11
  • Code of Conduct—staff & students
  • Equality & Diversity Policy
  • Behaviour for Learning Policy
  • Disciplinary Procedures
  • IT Acceptable Use Policy
  • Attendance Policy
  • Punctuality expectations
  • Parent Portal on Website
  • Core Values
  • School Ethos
  • Mobile Phone Policy