‘British Values’ at Arco Academy
At Arco Academy, we expect all staff and students to embrace our key values of high standards, personal responsibility, professionalism and integrity. As part of that we want them to learn about and uphold the principles of democracy; the rule of law; individual liberty; and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs, and for those without faith. These are what are known as British values.
Arco students learn about these through the curriculum – in lessons like English, History and Religious Education. They are also part of our personal development programme, including relationships education. Our assemblies and lessons help students understand democracy and combat discrimination. We encourage them to appreciate the power of law and understand individual rights and freedoms. As part of this our staff are aware that some children may be vulnerable to radicalisation and know what to do about such risks.
Through PSHE, students are expected to learn