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British Values

At High Cliff Academy, we believe education is about helping people understand how things work and how to challenge and change them for the better. Values are formed together, not instructed.

Values will not be assumed because schools demand they are, particularly if they are very different from those at home: they have to be arrived at through mutual exploration, critical analysis and understanding.

What our curriculum aims to cover:
  • enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
  • enable students to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of Britain
  • encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely
  • enable students to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in Britain
  • further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling students to acquire an appreciation for and respect for their own and other cultures
  • encourage respect for other people
  • encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in Britain
  • encourage respect for other people, paying particular regard to the protected characteristics set out in the Equality Act 2010.