British Values And Character Development

British Values At Minsthorpe

At Minsthorpe we are committed to the promotion of the fundamental British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We take such steps as are reasonably practicable to ensure that where political issues are brought to the attention of students they are offered a balanced presentation of opposing views.

As a community college, we recognise the multicultural, multi-faith nature of the United Kingdom and understand the crucial role our schools and colleges play in promoting these values. Much of how we do this is seen in aspects of day-to-day college life; for example assemblies, student council, student ambassadors, Helping Hands, whole college policies and our SMSC provision. We do, however, ensure that our curriculum actively promotes fundamental British values, by taking a more holistic approach wherever possible rather than concentrating on individual subjects.

Our curriculum is also complemented by the development of the character traits that will help children succeed. The promotion and encouragement of the 6Rs (Responsible, Reflective, Respect, Resilience, Resourceful, Reasoning) across the college, is used as the main vehicle for delivering the Character Curriculum to all students. We believe that by developing such character virtues in our students, we will not only help them to develop a Growth Mindset but also help them to be ready for work and for life.

Should you feel that the college is not fulfilling this commitment, you should contact Enquiries and request to express your concerns with the Principal.

Likewise, if you feel that anyone working at the college is intentionally or otherwise undermining these values, you should also report this to the Principal.